Recommissioning Herefordshire’s short breaks offer for disabled children

Short breaks 2017-2020: Have your say

Herefordshire Council want to listen to families of disabled children, service providers and other professionals about how the local short breaks offer could evolve. To get a valuable support for families.

As part of the work to design the short breaks offer for 2017-2020, Herefordshire Council are consulting with families and other stakeholders. Through this consultation, they would welcome your views now to further inform different options for the future. The consultation will be open until 31 August 2016.

Further background information about what is needed in Herefordshire and the possible options is in the Short breaks consultation document. Having looked at the information, there are several ways you can be involved:


As part of Herefordshire Council’s re-commissioning of short breaks, they have produced a range of questions and answers, which cover the following areas:

  • Children, young people and families
  • Services from 2017
  • Money, funding and costs
  • The re-commissioning process

They have also recently carried out a telephone survey with families that have used short break services for children with disabilities, to find out about their experiences, outcomes and preferences for the future.  To find out more, please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/shortbreaks.

Herefordshire Council’s Children’s Wellbeing network on Facebook .

Re-commissioning short breaks 2017 communication update (30 June 2016)


The council has a duty to ensure there is a sufficient range of short breaks services available to meet the needs of children with disabilities and their carers in the county. This is done through thier ‘short breaks offer’.

To find out more about how the Council are re-commissioning the short breaks offer for 2017, please read the short breaks offer update.

Visit our Short Breaks database which gives information about places to stay, things to do, holidays, short breaks which have carer friendly facilities.

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