Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities and their Families
Bedford Borough Council has a responsibility to provide a range
of Short Breaks Services designed to assist individuals who provide
care for children with disabilities to enable them to continue to
do so, or to do so more effectively by giving them breaks from
their caring role.
This statement provides information about this responsibility
and will be reviewed on 1st April 2012 and annually thereafter.
Bedford Borough Council is committed to working with its
communities and partners to improve the local quality of life.
Working together with our partners, we are determined to make
the Borough a better place to live work and visit.
We are committed to supporting children and young people with
disabilities and are determined to provide the right support to
them and their families.
We will promote the safety and well being of children and young
people with disabilities, ensuring they can fully participate in
family and community life, enjoy themselves with friends and make
meaningful decisions about their own lives.
We will continue to work closely with families and key
professionals to help children and young people with disabilities
to enjoy opportunities to reach their potential and fulfil their
We will offer locally based, culturally appropriate services to
meet the needs of Bedford Boroughs growing communities, and provide
support to organisations delivering Short Break Services.
We will be clear and equitable, gaining an understanding of
individual circumstances where possible and allocating services
based on identified and assessed needs.
We are committed to making the best use of the resources
available to us in achieving this vision.
Our Short Breaks Services Statement is available to download
Services Statement (Pdf)