Updated Proposals for Targeted Short Breaks for children with disabilities

Closed 18 Jul 2018

Opened 6 Jun 2018

Overview

Based on the feedback from the first stage of the Targeted Short Breaks consultation which closed on 1 June 2018, we are consulting you again with some new proposals. Some of the proposals from phase 1 have not changed.

We have kept the same questions for proposals which have not changed and we have added questions on new proposals. We have signposted the new questions within the survey.

If you have completed the first phase of the consultation between 20 April and 1 June 2018 you only need to answer the additional questions because we will consider all answers from the earlier consultation.

Bristol City Council has a statutory responsibility to provide a range of short breaks (previously known as respite). This is set out in our Short Breaks Statement jointly developed with Bristol Parent Carers.  Our Targeted Short Breaks services contracts for children and young people up to age 18 all end on 31 March 2019. We are consulting with parents and carers to help us develop future services.

This consultation asks for your views about the service including some proposed changes before we start recommissioning Targeted Short Break services.

We have specific proposals for:
A. Access to targeted Short Breaks services
B. Weekday evening and weekend daytime Short Breaks (including new proposals)
C. A support service to help find Personal Assistants
D. Short Breaks Transport Service
E.  Widening eligibility for Short Breaks to include children with complex Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs (including new proposals)
F.  Special School Based Holidays Short Breaks (including new proposals)
G.  Residential holiday service for disabled children and young people (including new proposals)
H.  Short Break activities for Deaf and hard of hearing children and young people and their families (including new proposals)

We are also asking for what is working well and what could be improved in parts of the service which we do not currently have specific proposals for:

I.  Young people with disabilities youth provision aged 13 to 18 years
J. Bristol Autism Project (BAP)

Why We Are Consulting

Bristol City Council is consulting to help us shape Targeted Short Breaks services for children with disabilities. We are planning our services and want to know what people think about what is working well and what could be better. We are also consulting on some specific proposals for new services and changes to existing services.

What Happens Next

The results of the consultation will inform a commissioning plan that describes how we want services to work. Then, in the Autumn of 2018 Bristol City Council will advertise these services and procure these services to start running in the spring of 2019.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Children / Young People
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Community & Voluntary organisations

Interests

  • Children and young people
  • Voluntary sector
  • Health & Wellbeing