Short Breaks Strategy Consultation - 2020 to 2024

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The Short Breaks Strategy Consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Your feedback will help inform the development of the Short Breaks Commissioning Strategy and shape future service delivery. We are currently analysing all the consultation responses and a copy of the findings and the revised Short Breaks Strategy will be available in Spring 2021.

The strategy will be reviewed by the Council’s Cabinet alongside the findings of this consultation in March 2021, to make a decision about whether to implement the strategy. If the strategy is agreed, the new Short Breaks Services will be designed with parents and be in place by April 2022.


Share your views on improving short breaks for children, young people and families across Cheshire West and Chester.

We are writing a strategy to ensure that children and young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families can access appropriate short breaks. Short breaks give SEND children the chance to have time away from their families, make new friends and have fun, and enable parents and carers to have a break from their caring role.

We want to ensure the strategy offers the right mix of solutions to respond to families changing needs. We would like to hear from all families of children and young people with SEND, and the organisations, groups and support networks who work with them. Your feedback on the draft strategy will help us to ensure future short breaks services reflect the needs of families.

Further Information

  • Continue reading further information about the consultation here
  • You can also read the draft strategy here
  • Alternatively easy read information including an easy read survey is available here

How can I feedback my views?

This consultation is open until Sunday 15th November 2020. Please share your views by completing a survey.

If you would like to speak to someone about the consultation we are also offering telephone interviews and online focus groups.

You can also write to, email, or call us, or request paper and easy read copies using the contact details listed under 'other ways to share your views'.

The Short Breaks Strategy Consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Your feedback will help inform the development of the Short Breaks Commissioning Strategy and shape future service delivery. We are currently analysing all the consultation responses and a copy of the findings and the revised Short Breaks Strategy will be available in Spring 2021.

The strategy will be reviewed by the Council’s Cabinet alongside the findings of this consultation in March 2021, to make a decision about whether to implement the strategy. If the strategy is agreed, the new Short Breaks Services will be designed with parents and be in place by April 2022.


Share your views on improving short breaks for children, young people and families across Cheshire West and Chester.

We are writing a strategy to ensure that children and young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families can access appropriate short breaks. Short breaks give SEND children the chance to have time away from their families, make new friends and have fun, and enable parents and carers to have a break from their caring role.

We want to ensure the strategy offers the right mix of solutions to respond to families changing needs. We would like to hear from all families of children and young people with SEND, and the organisations, groups and support networks who work with them. Your feedback on the draft strategy will help us to ensure future short breaks services reflect the needs of families.

Further Information

  • Continue reading further information about the consultation here
  • You can also read the draft strategy here
  • Alternatively easy read information including an easy read survey is available here

How can I feedback my views?

This consultation is open until Sunday 15th November 2020. Please share your views by completing a survey.

If you would like to speak to someone about the consultation we are also offering telephone interviews and online focus groups.

You can also write to, email, or call us, or request paper and easy read copies using the contact details listed under 'other ways to share your views'.