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


PACSO offers play & social opportunities to children/young people with any kind of additional need/disability. Clubs, trips & play sessions provide much-needed respite. Siblings welcome. 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. Enjoy toys & messy play at Sensory Club or go out & about at Go Club, plus much more to choose from!
  • Saturday Clubs: our two Saturday Clubs for children/ young people & siblings aged 5-19 meet monthly at Fordwater School. Choose either the morning session (9:30am-12noon) or afternoon session (1:00pm-3:30pm). Enjoy art, toys, games and lots of fun!
  • Holiday Clubs/ Trips: Children & siblings aged 5-19 can enjoy Easter & Christmas Play Days plus our flagship event The PACSO Summer Playscheme. We also offer trips out & about for children/ young people with disabilities 5-19 during half terms & holidays.
  • PACSO Plus: PACSO members aged 19-25 can stay connected with PACSO even after moving on. Lots of opportunities for young people to catch up with their friends, including Go Plus Club during term time, and Trips in the holidays.
  • Little PACSO: toddler group for children with disabilities in Bognor, Littlehampton & Chichester. Children enjoy messy play & toys. Parent & carers can enjoy a cup of tea & a chat, share support and meet other families. No diagnosis needed.

Our users say:

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

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Age Range: 0–25

Wheelchair Accessible?

Free to use?

Requires an application to be completed

Contact Details

01243 533 353

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Lavant House,
West Lavant,
PO18 9AB


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  • Posted by sarah.webster24 on 20 Apr 18 11:40

    My family have benefited hugely from PACSO's support. Both my sons, one disabled, the other a carer, love all the PACSO events, clubs and trips they have been to. As a parent, I feel understood and supported by the PACSO team, and my children have a wonderful time when they are with them, which is fantastic respite.

  • Posted by localoffer on 11 Sep 17 15:10

    "Thanks for another great summer play scheme for our child with Down Syndrome. He loved it as ever, and can't wait for the next one." Comment left via the feedback button and posted by the Local Offer Officer.

    Parents & Carers Support Organisation (PACSO) (Short Breaks Provider) replied on on 11 Sep 15:22
    Thank you for your lovely feedback. It give us such pleasure to know that we're on the right track with our clubs and activities. We are so pleased that your son had such a fantastic time with us, and hope he can join in our Autumn fun too!
  • Posted by localoffer on 08 Jun 17 11:33

    "This week my son attended the PACSO and he really has had a great time. The stuff members are doing an amazing job."

    Parents & Carers Support Organisation (PACSO) (Short Breaks Provider) replied on on 08 Jun 12:05
    Thank you - it's great to have such lovely feedback. We'll make sure it is passed on to all of our staff. :)