Don’t miss this chance to have your say on the future of short breaks for disabled children and young people.

 Bromley Council has recently undertaken a review of their Short Break services for disabled children and young people. We recommend that, if you have a child who may qualify for these services, in particular if you use any of Bromley Mencap’s short breaks services including our Childminding service, buddying or family day trips, you read the report and attend one of the consultation meetings to ensure your views are heard. Bromley is proposing that the future of Short Breaks services will:- 

  • Focus Specialist Short Breaks on those children with more complex and greatest needs
  • Offer Personal Budgets to enable greater choice and control for parents/ carers and service users
  • Improve support and training for mainstream provision, ensuring a good quality  Short Break option where appropriate

 The full report of the authority’s findings and their thinking on the future of short break services in Bromley can be found here. Details of the consultation meetings and how to book a place can be found here.