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Short Breaks in Cumbria - we need your help...

... to review Short Breaks in Cumbria

We need to review Short Break provision in Cumbria.  We are looking for Parents, Carers, Children and Young People to work together with us to come up with recommendations about Short Breaks.  We want to work in partnership with you to make Short Breaks better for everyone.

About Short Breaks

Short Breaks are services for eligible children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities which include:

  • day-time care in the homes of disabled children or elsewhere
  • overnight care in the homes of disabled children or elsewhere
  • educational or leisure activities for disabled children outside their homes
  • services available to assist carers in the evenings, at weekends and during the school holidays

Example of Short Breaks are.......

  • a fun group activity once a week after the normal school day has ended either in the Short Breaks Hub, school, local leisure centre or other community settings
  • 1 to 1 support tailored to meet the needs of your family and child
  • an overnight or weekend stay in a residential children's home
  • in your home, with specialist support
  • additional support for a child or young person to join a club in their community
  • a personal budget, enabling you to purchase your Short Breaks independently


To find out more about Short Breaks, please download our Short Breaks: A short guide for parents/carers here

How to book a place at one of our sessions.......

We are planning to hold some sessions on:

Tuesday 3 March | 12:30 to 14:30
Curwen Room, Workington Library, Vulcans Lane, Workington, CA14 2ND

Wednesday 4 March | 09:30 to 11:30
Green Gate Children's Centre, Greengate Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1BG

Thursday 12 March | 10:30 to 12:30
Margaret Foster Meeting Room, Carlisle Library, Carlisle, CA3 8NX

  • what you think about Short Breaks
  • what you would like us to change
  • what you want us to keep the same
  • ideas for improvement
  • your experiences

If you wish to come along please email: by Tuesday 25 February

If you are unable to come along butr want to be part of the review please also email us and tell us how we need to suport you to do this.  Or simply email us with your views.

If you have any questions pelase email them to us at and we will respond to you.

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