Comment, Consider, Co-Produce.. Connect with the Short Break Review at Upcoming Events

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13th July 2017

NB: Please note that since the initial publication of this story the Beeston and Newark events are now fully booked. If you would still like to have your say you can still attend the Mansfield event or give your feedback online via the questionnaire link at the end of the story.

A series of family-friendly events by Nottinghamshire County Council starting next month will give parents the chance to comment on, consider and co-produce how Short Breaks look across the county.

The Council is currently reviewing how it offers short breaks and wants to make sure that this revised offer is sustainable going forward and meets the needs of vulnerable children and young people.

To ensure that parents’ and carers’ voices are listened to the County Council has recruited Abbi Faulkner – former project manager for the independent, popular and successful Rumbletums café project in Kimberley – to bring her experience of working with parents and carers to the Project.

The passionate new Co-Production officer says she’s looking forward to meeting families and discussing Short Breaks at the upcoming events in Beeston, Newark and Mansfield. 

These events are taking place on:

• Wednesday 16 August 2017- 3pm -5pm - My Place, Westfield Lane, Mansfield NG18 1TL
• Sunday 20 August 2017 – 2pm-4pm - Beeston Youth and Community Centre, West End, Nottingham NG9 1GL
• Sunday 3 September 2017 – 2pm-4pm - Holy Trinity Community & Partnership Centre, Boundary Road, Newark NG24 4AU

Families are welcome at the events and refreshments will be provided – so make sure you book your place using this form

If you need any clarification you can contact Abbi on 0115 8043248 or by emailing [email protected].

Don’t worry if you can’t make one of the events, however – you can still contribute by completing an online questionnaire here

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.