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Published: 28th September 2020

We've volunteered to take part in the current national programme of SEND Interim Visits and survey work being led by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission, and as part of that we'd like to ask for your feedback via two surveys about how you and your family have experienced the pandemic:

Published: 25th August 2020

Published: 26th June 2020

We are pleased to let you know that on 5 July 2020 the AU lodges will be reopening.  If you wish to book a stay at Fritton Lodge or Cliff House Lodge, please send an email to

Published: 11th June 2020

AU Lodges: following government advice, the holiday parks where our lodges are situated are currently closed until 5th July 2020. 

Published: 25th March 2020

Dear AU Member,   Following Tuesday night's government announcement, we have taken the decision that our staff will no longer work in the offices, but will instead work from home with immediate effect. We are working hard to migrate all our services with as little impact to families as possible.

Published: 10th March 2020

Please see the table below for the new AU Holiday Lodges prices for April 2020 onwards.

Published: 27th February 2020

As well as awards to families, AU also work directly with providers to develop short break provision in Suffolk. We work with both smaller and larger partners in the following ways:

Published: 19th February 2020

If your circumstances remain the same, you do not need to update your details, and your short break award will remain the same in the next financial year.

Published: 7th February 2020

When we opened our Short Break Service in 2009 we had around 350 members - eleven years later we now have over 4000 children and young people registered across Suffolk, nearly 2000 of whom receive a financial award.

Published: 4th February 2020

The Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) group is for parents whose children show aggressive, violent, controlling and self-destructive behaviour. It aims to help parents/carers re-establish a warm, loving and containing relationship with their children.