Respite Break: 31st July-1st August 2019

Zinc’s respite break provides a relaxed and friendly environment in which participants will develop their self-confidence and social skills.

Take part in our SEN summer programme as part of July’s Respite Break.  Join us for our trip Around the World, and get involved with Zinc Creative Productions.  Explore new creative processes using visual arts, drama and music. We will also improve soft skills and nurture confidence through social interaction, cooking, games, shopping, and more.

Who is it for?

The Respite Weekend is for individuals who are 18+, with mild to moderate disabilities.

Participants with more complex needs are welcome, please call us to discuss further.

Timings and Costs

Arrive – Wednesday 6pm

Depart – Friday 6pm

Accommodation based on 2 people sharing

Age 18+

£350 per person, includes all activities, food & accommodation, including a trip to a local restauramt for a meal.

This includes access to two days of the SEN Summer Programme, which would usually cost £40 per day. Discounts are available.  Please see below for more.

How can you take part?

To book your place or find out any further information, please contact Nadia Allen at Zinc.

Address: Zinc, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0AD

Tel: 01277 365626





Arrive for 5pm, settle in and then we’ll take a trip to a local restaurant for a relaxing informal dinner and to get to know each other.

This will provide a safe and supportive environment in which to encourage social skills and interaction, as well as to experience and practice a restaurant experience.

SEN Day Centre Hub



We’ll be travelling Around the World with our SEN Summer Programme. Join us on a journey around the world, creating artefacts from different countries, discovering new flavours through cookery and using drama, music and dance to explore the world around us.

Creative juices flowing we will then all get together to prepare and cook the evening meal as a team.


Over dinner we will have time to reflect on the day and then relax with some games and enjoy a film. The film will be shown in our own intimate theatre to give a true cinema experience in a relaxed setting.



Let’s get involved with Zinc Creative Productions, part of our SEN Summer Programme.

We will be focusing on fun and exciting performance skills; learning, practising and implementing a huge range of creative skills covering a wide range of areas including dance, creative writing, film making and directing.


Evaluation and reflection. Followed by goodbyes and collection by 5pm

Discount Available

We are sure participants will throughly enjoy the taster days of the SEN Summer Programme, if they do then we’d love to see them on the rest of the course!

Subject to spaces they will be able to book onto the remaining course days, at a discounted price of £80 for one course or £220 for two.  Usually £160 for one course or £320 for two.

Alternatively if the SEN Summer Programme is booked in advance along with the Respite Break we can offer a 25% discount for the Break if one course is booked, or a 30% discount if two courses are booked.

Pricing Structure

If SEN Summer Programme and Respite Break booked at the same time

£262.50 for the Respite Break if one SEN Summer Programme course booked
£245 for the Respite Break if one SEN Summer Programme course booked

If SEN Summer Programme booked after the Respite break 

£80 for one 4 week course from the SEN Summer Programme (usually £160)
£220 for both 4 week courses from the SEN Summer Programme (usually £320)


All workshops are run by specialist Zinc staff, highly experienced in the delivery of effective respite care.

Places are limited. Please contact Nadia for further enquiries and to book.

Tel: 01277 365626


Individuals who are 18+, with mild to moderate disabilities. Participants with more complex needs are welcome, please call us to discuss further.

There will be a maximum of 6 places on each weekend, this allows us the flexibility within the program to maximise engagement and interaction.

If you currently have a support worker as part of your daily care plan then we will work with you to facilitate this on our respite weekend.

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