The premier solution for SEND Short Breaks

Find more eligible families

Fund more local providers

Make funding reports a breeze

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Loved by councils and providers everywhere

Bracknell Forest Council
Brighton & Hove City Council
Bristol City Council
Cheshire East Council
East Sussex County Council
Herefordshire Council
Milton Keynes Council
Newham Council
North Somerset Council
Peterborough City Council
Portsmouth City Council
London Borough of Redbridge
Salford City Council
South Gloucestershire Council
Southwark Council
Suffolk Council
Tameside Metropolitan Borough
Waltham Forest
Royal Borough Windsor & Maidenhead
Ballers Football Academy
Brighton & Hove Albion Foundation
Defiant Sports
Down Syndrome Development Trust
Summer Adventure Camp

Community platform

Supercharge your Short Breaks activities

Connect the dots between all providers in your area and all families who need them.

Distribute funding more widely. Create choice and diversity. Increase quality and engagement.

Leverage your council funding to support providers to transform the life of your community.

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Unified community platform

A flexible suite of features designed for SEND Short Breaks

We automate eligibility checking, leaving you to offer discretionary places. Providers make final booking approval.

Eequ provides integrated payments and childcare processing so that you can make more activities available.

You set your eligibility categories, view engagement, school participation, provider funding and much more.

We deliver beautiful email notifications to guide low tech parents and help them manage their bookings.

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Shining testimonials

Southwark Council

Eequ allows us to manage targeted Short Breaks in a fair and transparent way. Understanding the needs of our SEND families is a high priority for us and Eequ has the ability to provide the data we need to deliver this service effectively with limited council resources.

Brighton & Hove City Council

What really set Eequ apart was their team’s willingness to collaborate with us to adapt the system to our specific needs. They took the time to understand our programme’s unique requirements and worked closely with us to look at how to make the necessary adjustments to the platform. We appreciate their dedication and commitment to providing a solution that truly works for us.

Newham London Council

Using Eequ for SEND Short Breaks makes the activities attractive and accessible to families and professionals. The platform is flexible and easy to experiment with. We can jump on a video call for advice and support anytime, making Eequ feel like part of our team.

Mission driven

Eequ understands SEND Short Breaks

The SEND Short Breaks programme is a vital initiative funded by councils to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families. This program reflects a deep commitment from the Department for Education (DfE) to address the unique challenges faced by SEND children, providing them not just with care, but with opportunities to thrive in environments tailored to their needs. By partnering with dedicated local organisations and providers, SEND Short Breaks offer enriching activities that foster social skills, independence, and personal development, all while giving caregivers the respite and support they desperately need.

Yet, there remains much to do. One of the primary hurdles we’re addressing is accessibility. Early data indicate that many eligible families are either unaware of these opportunities or face barriers to participation. What can be done to bridge this gap? Eequ steps in with exceptional customer support, streamlined administration, insightful data analysis, and the expansive reach of our marketplace platform. This support allows SEND Short Breaks teams to concentrate on what truly matters: enhancing service quality and family engagement.

A technology partner for providers

Fastest improving platform

We listen to our providers and release dozens of features and improvements each year.

Battle tested reliability

Our platform operates with 99.99% uptime and handles hundreds of thousands of bookings.

Outstanding support

Our team works one-to-one with providers making sure there is always a human to talk to.

Rock solid security

One transparent, central and secure process for providers to manage sensitive data.

A straight forward business case

We make your procurement simple

Complete procurement in 2 weeks

Self-serve and one-to-one onboarding for providers

Go live for bookings 4 weeks from today

We provide you with templates to build a business case and delight your IT governance and Data Security officer. Our councils share their procurement best practices with you and welcome you to their collaborative network.
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