Our Overnights service is a Short Breaks service designed to give children with disabilities and their siblings (aged 8 to 14 years) the opportunity to play and experience a night away from home in a safe, familiar, and caring environment. 

Case Study

Laurie has been attending PACE’s Overnight Adventures for about four years. 3-4 times a year, he stays at Fortune Green play centre over a weekend, giving his parents 24 hours of respite. As with many other families who use the service, this is the only time they get this level of respite.

Read Laurie's Story

What Support is Available?

Overnights are held once a month at our secure and fully accessible venue in West Hampstead. We also occasionally run special off-site overnights. Sessions typically run from 11am on Saturday until 11am on Sunday.

For the duration of the overnight stay your child will be well supported with a 1:1 staff/child ratio. We also offer taster sessions for children who are new to PACE to they can get used to the setting and staff team before staying overnight.

Comfortable sleeping bags and camping beds are provided and you will only need to bring an overnight bag and spare clothes.

Dates for 2021 

16 October 
20 November

For Parents and Carers: How to Access Our Service

Places at our Overnights Service are allocated to eligible parents by Camden CYPDS (Children and Young People Disability Service) following a Short Breaks Panel meeting.

In order to apply for Short Breaks, you will need to fill in a a Self-Assessment Referral Tool (SART) Form (a professional such as a social worker, health professional or school SENCo can help you with this if required). You should then send the completed form alongside an annual review/clinical letter from a health professional or school to [email protected].  Once Camden Council has received your SART form, they will consider your eligibility for Short Breaks, this will include liaising with professionals stated on the form.

If you are already confirmed as eligible for Short Breaks and are interested in accessing our services, please speak to your allocated social worker or Camden Children and Young People with Disabilities Service Duty Officer.

If you would like help with the referral process, or a consultation regarding your child’s needs and eligibility call Camden Children and Young People with Disabilities Service Duty Officer:

Tel: 0207 974 3597

Email: [email protected]

If you are referred to our service, we will then discuss the needs of your child or young person with you and your referring social worker and arrange for the service to start. 

Information for referring Professionals

If you would like to refer a child or young person to our Overnights service, please visit:

Short Breaks Referrals