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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.

The Inclusion Support Service will support children and young people with disabilities to be able to access community and mainstream services of their choice with assistance from trained carers.  More information about the Inclusion Support Service is available here: www.bedford.gov.uk/inclusionsupportservice

The Social Activity Club will present opportunities for children and young people with severe or moderate learning disabilities to be able to experience new activities, support friendships, develop life skills, and grow in independence as part of a local community.  More information about the Social Activity Club is available here: www.bedford.gov.uk/socialactivityclub

Cllr Sue Oliver, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Social Care Services at Bedford Borough Council, said: “A short break gives parents and carers an opportunity to take some valuable time out and enables them to return to their loved one re-energised. I am pleased that we recognise the importance of this role and the positive impact it can have on a family.”

For more information on the range of Short Breaks Services available in Bedford Borough visit: www.bedford.gov.uk/shortbreaksservices

 

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Our Short Breaks Services news and updates document is available to download here:

Short Breaks Services Update: 06 (Pdf)

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