Council launches Short Breaks consultation on the future of services for children and young people with a disability

A consultation is being launched by Telford & Wrekin Council to get people’s feedback on the borough’s Short Breaks activities for children and young people (up to the age of 25) with a disability.

Council launches Short Breaks consultation on the future of services for children and young people with a disability

Telford & Wrekin Council is looking into new ways to deliver targeted, Short Breaks activities in the borough for children and young people with a disability and their families. 

The Short Breaks activities enable children and young people with a disability to spend time away from their carers and try new experiences, have fun and make friends – while at the same time, giving a break to their primary carers. 


The Council wants to engage with all whom these activities impact and put together an updated Short Breaks Offer for children and young people with a disability (up to the age of 25).

The first step is the launch of a Short Breaks consultation that will help shape the borough’s Short Breaks services for children and young people with a disability and their families. 


Cllr Shirley Reynolds, the council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People, Education and Lifelong Learning said: “At Telford and Wrekin, we are committed to co-production, by closely involving our residents in shaping the services they receive. 

“Today, 18 October, we are launching a Short Breaks consultation to gather feedback on the current activities, care and support options available in our borough for our young people with a disability (up to the age of 25) and learn from people’s experience of using these. 

 “We are also keen to discuss together with everyone who wants to get involved how we can best meet the demands of our children and young people with a disability and ensure they get the right support and services.

“Enhancing independence, developing skills, enabling better choice and control over their lives and the services they access - all these are key for our children’s personal and social development and an integral part of our Short Breaks consultation.

 “There are plenty of opportunities for anyone interested to have their say during the Short Breaks consultation by:

 “The consultation will run until 10 December – more details are on the Council’s website

“We look forward to working with you to make our Short Breaks offer better for our children and young people with a disability and to support families and carers as much as possible.” 


To find out more about Telford & Wrekin Council’s Short Breaks consultation, visit the Council’s website





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