Home Help for families Parent carer participation Improving short breaks services Short breaks and the local offer
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The resources on this page will help parent carers use the local offer to make sure there is a sufficient level of high-quality short break services for families in the area.
THE SHORT BREAKS PARTNERSHIP BULLETIN
In this issue of the bulletin:
Download this edition of the short breaks bulletin [PDF].
Wiltshire Parent Carer Council is an independent forum for parent carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities aged 0-25. By working with the local authority, a culture change is becoming embedded where families, commissioners and providers actively work together in participation and co-production.
Read the full case study.
Enfield Council wanted to develop a local offer that is a central and valued resource for families that they turn to as their first source of information. It appointed a dedicated worker to engage with children, young people, parents and colleagues in education, health, social care and the voluntary sector to identify what services it provides, its eligibility criteria and the accessibility of the service.
Gary and Jen came to a session for parents to support KIDS with producing their submission for the local offer. In this account they talk about their experiences working with a short break provider to develop a local offer that meets the needs of children, young people and parent carers.
The local offer has the potential to be a powerful commissioning tool, allowing services to gather first-hand experience from families accessing their services on how they are (or are not) meeting individual needs.This case study talks about how one local authority carried out a successful joint review and needs analysis to produce its local offer.
We are really keen to hear from you if you have any feedback or suggestions for either the joint bulletins or resources. You can get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
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