Disabled children and their families are being asked their views on ‘Short Breaks’ as part of Northumberland County Council’s review into the support offer.
Short breaks are currently provided to give a disabled child or young person time away from the family, giving them the opportunity to gain some independence, to have fun with their peers, make new friends and have new experiences. The breaks also offer parents and families a necessary and valuable break from caring responsibilities or to provide them with opportunities to take part in activities or trips together where they wouldn’t ordinarily be able to.
The survey aims to find out the views and experiences of those who have accessed short breaks in Northumberland; what is working well, areas that could be improved and what families would like to see available in the future.
The survey closes on Monday 16 November.