Monitoring and Review
Bedford Borough Council aims to provide the most appropriate
resources 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 caring.
It is also to present opportunities for children and young
people with disabilities to be able to experience new activities,
establish and build friendships and pursue their aspirational
Bedford Borough Council recognises that the needs of children
and their families change and that re-assessment of these needs may
If you would like your needs re-assessed please contact the Lead
Professional or Social Worker who will be able to discuss this with
Direct payments are local council payments for people who have
had a formal assessment of need. They can be used for Short
Break Services, or as an alternative to direct services.
This option will be provided with support to assist you in
getting started, and there is no obligation on you to take this
If you do not have an allocated Social Worker you can contact
the Direct Payments Support Team at the Disability Resource Centre,
who can give you more information. (01582 470900)
Short Breaks Statement Review
This Short Breaks Services Statement has been written based on
consultations with children, young people, parents, voluntary
organisations, professionals and will be reviewed on 1st April 2012
and annually thereafter.
If you have any questions about Short Break Services, or would
like to be involved in the design and development of Short Breaks
Services in Bedford Borough please contact our Short Breaks Manager
on 01234 267422.
For more information about any Short Break Services mentioned
within this Statement please contact our Families Information
Service on: 0800 023 2057.