Issue details

Short Breaks Provision for Children with Disabilities and the Local Offer - Outcome of Consultation


This report will set out the outcome of consultation on proposals for how families will access community based Short Breaks Provision, the suggested eligibility criteria for Short Breaks and the proposal that Direct Payments be the main vehicle by which families purchase Short Breaks. Cabinet agreed to consult on the proposals on 7 June 2016 and the outcome of consultation was initially reported to Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 6 October 2016 with further reports back to the Committee on 6 December 2016 and 9 March 2017.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Decision made

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/07/2016

Decision due: 4 Apr 2017 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Andrew Mackness, Portfolio Holder for Children's Services - Lead Member (statutory responsibility, including education)

Lead director: Ian Sutherland

Department: Children and Adults

Contact: Jackie Brown, Assistant Director Adult Social Care Email: Tel: 01634 332363.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Children and Young People

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