Parents & Carers Support Organisation (PACSO) (Short Breaks Provider)


PACSO offers play and social opportunities to children and young people aged 0-25 with any kind of additional need/disability. Clubs and Play Days provide much needed respite. Family activities to enjoy together. No diagnosis necessary.

What we do

  • After School Clubs: we offer a range of clubs for 5-25 year olds during term time. Clubs are booked termly, with different activities available each time such as Forest school, kayaking and an evening youth group.
  • Saturday Clubs: for children/ young people aged 5-19, held at Fordwater School, morning or afternoon session once a month. Enjoy art, toys, games and lots of fun!
  • Play Days/ Summer Play scheme : 10am-3:30pm at Fordwater School including games, messy play & entertainers! Request 1 day at Easter, Christmas & half terms, plus up to 5 days in the summer holidays.
  • Youthscheme Days/ Summer Youthscheme: 10am-3:30pm at Fordwater School/ Chichester College. Enjoy a morning outing to bowling, games in the park or similar plus an afternoon hanging out with your PACSO friends. Ideal for young people aged 16-25.
  • Little PACSO: toddler groups in Bognor, Littlehampton & Chichester weekly during termtime, plus weekend/holiday meets. Parent carers can enjoy a cup of tea & a chat, share support and meet other families. No diagnosis needed.

Age range


Wheelchair accessible


Free to use


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Our users say

PACSO gave me a lifeline when I was at my lowest ebb.
[At the Play Days] both my children shine and have an amazing time.
[Little PACSO is] fantastic! So welcoming and always ready with an ear to listen. A relaxed and understanding environment.

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