Families & Individuals

We support families through a variety of projects:

Training & Events

Routeways deliver training and events that support people to sustain or find employment.
First Aid Training

Schools and Community

We deliver activities to support schools and to help build communities:
 Outdoor Education Advisory Service

Welcome to Routeways


We are a local charity that supports children, young people, families and individuals to overcome disadvantage



We are working closely with Plymouth to coordinate the Short Breaks provision for children with disabilities in Plymouth.

Short Breaks are activities that give children and young people with disabilities or additional needs a chance to:

  • have fun and try new things
  • make friends and join activities
  • gain confidence and independence
  • children and young people can enjoy a change of scene and a break from the home environment.

Families can ‘directly access’ many of the activities and groups available across the city without the need for a full assessment from the local authority. Families can contact our Short Breaks brokerage service, which is delivered by Routeways, who will support you to find either a mainstream activity or an activity that provides extra support for your disabled child. If your child needs additional support to attend a holiday activity then the brokerage service will talk to the organiser of the activity and arrange extra funding for up to ten days of holiday activities without the need for a full assessment.

If these direct access activities are not able to provide the level of support needed for your child then a full short breaks assessment can be requested through Plymouth Children’s Gateway Service.

You can access Plymouth City Councils Short Breaks Statement here


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In case you need help


For information, advice or guidance about any of our services.


Call Us

Phone 01752 300700
Monday-Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 4:30pm


Email Us

You can send us an email directly at Enquiries@routeways.org.uk or use our contact page.


Visit Us

We have 2 Plymouth based offices, click here to see which one is best for you.