Consultation: Future of Respite (short breaks) for children with disabilities
Within the Northern Trust area we know that 98% of children with disabilities live at home, supported by their families. We know that respite arrangements are very important and are valued by the parents and the children. Respite offers parents the time and space to devote to other family members and to deal with everyday life. It also provides the opportunity for children and young people with a disability to experience new opportunities and make new friends.
The Trust consulted on the future of Respite (Short Breaks) Services for Children with Disabilities as there is an increasing demand for respite services and the needs of children and families has changed, so the way in which we provide our services needs to be reformed so that the assessed needs of children and their families can be met in a fair and consistent way.