What are Short breaks ?
"Short breaks are activities for children and young people, usually away from home, that enable them to have fun and time with their peers, while at the same time giving a break to parents from their caring role.
Short breaks can be for the whole family together as well as for children and young people away from their family carers and range from a few hours’ of activities to longer times. They aim to enable disabled children to have opportunities to meet other children and to have fun, and to take part in everyday activities. They also aim to enable parents, carers and siblings to have some time free from their caring responsibilities.”
We are working with South Gloucestershire Council to obtain feedback about the current Short breaks that are on offer and looking for suggestions for the future.
Some families receive short breaks through social care for example a child in need assessment has been carried out by the social care team and you may have been provided Direct Payments or provided hours from a group to take your some of daughter out?
Some families access short breaks where they are able to self refer and a social care assessment is not needed. IE the parent makes contact with an organisation funded by the council ie Playlink, Special Friends Club etc and organise their child's holiday club etc.
The council are running the following survey and we strongly encourage you to complete this so that the council can hear what you think !
The survey closes on the 6th Oct.
If you have any problems with the survey you can contact the council by e-mail to :
Results will be published on the councils website and also on our own website .