Carers Commit To Helping Shape Short Breaks – And It’s Not Too Late To Have Your Say!

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25th August 2017

A series of events across Nottinghamshire have seen parents and carers join the discussion to shape the future of Short Breaks.

The County Council is reviewing how it offers Short Breaks and has hosted well-attended events in Mansfield (pictured) and Beeston earlier this month to get the views of parents, with a third taking place in Newark in early September.

Although the events are now fully booked you haven’t missed your chance to comment and can do so online by clicking here.

One person who would urge you to do so is parent Tracey Hickman, who spoke to IRIS at the Mansfield event on August 16th.

She said: “These events should packed full of parents but some are worried and afraid to comment because they fear don’t have the right answers, or that their experience isn’t typical.”

“But there’s no such thing as typical … and whatever you say is the right answer!”

The Council’s aim is wants to make sure that its revised offer is sustainable going forward and meets the needs of vulnerable children and young people.

If you need any clarification regarding the review you can contact Abbi Faulkner, the County Council’s Co-production Officer, on 0115 8043248 or by emailing [email protected]

What are Short Breaks?

Short Breaks provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their primary carers and take part in activities as well as providing time for parents and carers to rest or to do other activities they value.