Short Breaks: have your say via the survey and drop-in sessions

Published: 12 November 2018

What are short breaks?

Short breaks are for people who are normally cared for in their own home by a family member or friend who is not paid for their caring tasks. For children they help develop independence and can boost physical and emotional health. 

Why this consultation?

Your views have helped us to draft a Service Statement that will guide how short breaks are provided for children and young people in the future. This draft Service Statement aims to clearly describe how we will:

  • define what a short break service is
  • make access to short break services fair
  • know who is eligible for short break services
  • make sure people get the right type of short break to meet their needs
  • clearly explain the funding of short breaks
  • make sure services meet existing and future needs

Read more about the Short Breaks Consultation.

What are you asking about?

Now we have agreed the strategy we need to decide what short breaks will be offered and how they will be allocated. If you use short break services, it is very important that you have your say about this.

Ways to have your say…

Online Survey (running until 14 January 2019)

Complete the questionnaire now


Drop in to a ‘Talk to us’ session

You do not need to book a session, just drop by. Copies of the questionnaire will be available and a comment box for anyone who is unable to come at these times.






Library (Study Centre)

15 November 

10am to 12 midday

High Wycombe


15 November

5pm to 7pm



21 November

10am to 12 midday



20 December

10am to 12 midday



3 January

12 midday to 2pm

By email and phone


Phone: 01296 383 122 and leave a message

Next Steps

All feedback will be reviewed and used to develop the framework for the delivery of a new short breaks service planned for 2019. This consultation will run from the 5 November 2018 to 14 January 2019.

The results of the consultation will be published on our website