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Short Breaks Services News and Updates

This page contains news and updates on the development of Short Breaks Services in Bedford Borough; and information to assist parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities.

 

Short Breaks Services Update: 11

Specialist Holiday Play Schemes for Children and Young People with Disabilities: 'As part of the range of Short Breaks Services available in Bedford Borough we have provided financial support to local charities for the provision of holiday play schemes for children and young people with disabilities.  For more information on holiday play schemes and childcare provision, please contact the Family Information Service...'

 

Short Breaks Services Update: 10

UPDATE Short Breaks Services Event - Family Fun Day: 'Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather conditions we saw on Saturday 23rd March we felt it necessary to postpone the planned Short Breaks Services Family Fun Day.  This was not an exclusive decision made by Bedford Borough Council, but rather was made following discussions with the Contact a Family associate for Bedford Borough, the manager supporting the Parent Carer Forum and the venue managers...'

 

Short Breaks Services Update: 09

Short Breaks Services Event - Family Fun Day: 'Do you look after a child with a disability of additional needs? Would you like to find out more about services which help you and the child? Then why not come along to the Short Breaks Family Fun Day on Saturday 23rd March?  The day is for the whole family and provides a great opportunity for children with a disability or additional needs to play and make friends while their family can find out more about the help and support which is available...'

 

Short Breaks Services Update: 08

Young Commissioners Project: 'Bedford Borough Council is pleased to announce the launch of the Young Commissioners Project and Short Breaks Services Grants programme.  The Young Commissioners project is being managed by LINK Vice Versa who as a group of young people with and without disabilities aim to improve commissioned services for children and young people with disabilities through effective service user involvement...'

 

Short Breaks Services Update: 07

Parents and Carers Share Their Knowledge: 'Bedford Borough Council is committed to the development of a Parent Participation Service to support and encourage parents and carers to get involved in the design and development of services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities, and their families.  The Parent Carer Forum, introduced earlier this year, acts as a ‘collective’ voice for parents with children and families with SEN and disabilities, and as the forums are parent led, their own priorities are set...'

 

Short Breaks Services Update: 06

Short Breaks Services Pilot Schemes: 'Bedford Borough Council are pleased to announce the launch of two new services designed to provide support to children and young people with disabilities and their families.  Commissioned in response to the findings of the Short Breaks User Engagement Report the services will operate as pilot schemes in addition to the range of existing Short Breaks Services available in Bedford Borough...'

 

Short Breaks Services Update: 05

Specialist Holiday Play Schemes for Children and Young People with Disabilities: 'As part of the range of Short Breaks Services available in Bedford Borough we have provided financial support to local charities for the provision of holiday play schemes for children and young people with disabilities.  For more information on holiday play schemes and childcare provision, please contact the Family Information Service...'

 

Short Breaks Services Update: 04

Short Breaks Service Development: 'Bedford Borough Council are commissioning a number of pilot schemes in response to the findings from a Short Breaks User Engagement Report.  The pilot schemes will operate in addition to our existing range of Short Breaks Services and should present creative and imaginative approaches to supporting children and young people with disabilities and their families...'

 

Short Breaks Services Update: 03

Family Information Service: 'The Bedford Borough Family Information Service is an information service for parents and carers of children and young people aged between 0 – 19 years.  It provides information and advice on childcare, early years education, activities, financial support for parents, support groups and clubs/activities for children with disabilities and has an online Family Services Directory...'

 

Short Breaks Services Update: 02

Short Breaks User Engagement Report: 'We have recently received the final Short Break User Engagement Report. This was prepared by Autism Bedfordshire and the Bedford and District Cerebral Palsy Society. It will further inform us of the views of children, young people and families confirm what short break services they currently benefit from and what they would like for future service development...'

 

Short Breaks Services Update: 01

Short Breaks Services in Bedford Borough: 'Following the implementation of The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011, and building on the areas of success achieved during the Aiming High for Disabled Children programme, Bedford Borough Council is pleased to have recruited a Commissioning Manager who will be responsible for the development of short break services for children and young people with disabilities and their families...'

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Raising the level of academic achievement is a top priority for the council. We will ensure the effective delivery of our services so we can improve the life chances for children and young people. Check out this section to find out about Learning centres, schools, special education needs and more.

 


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