Lancashire Short Break Offer

Review and redesign of Lancashire’s Short Break Offer for children and young people

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Lancashire’s Short Break Offer – Parent/Carer Consultation Summer 2020

The feedback received from parents, carers, short break providers and children and young people as part of the review and redesign of Lancashire’s Short Break Offer has informed the design of the new proposed Short Break Offer. Responses received about the whole Short Break Offer demonstrated the diverse range of views and the challenge of providing short break services which meet everyone’s needs. There was no consensus in the feedback about the priorities for the new Short Break Offer. The aim therefore is to ensure that the new Short Break Offer meets the needs of as many families as possible.

Feedback identified that Lancashire Break Time met the needs of many families but that families wanted choice, flexibility and a quality service.  It also identified that there were significant geographical differences in the choice and availability of activities and the number of hours accessed by children across Lancashire.

This consultation is for all parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who are currently using Lancashire’s Short Break Service, have used it in the past or who haven’t used it before.

We would like your views on the proposed new Short Break Offer to inform the decisions made by Lancashire County Council. Please submit your completed questionnaire by 5pm on Wednesday 14 October. The responses to this consultation will be used to make final recommendations to Cabinet about the new Short Break Offer for children and young people with SEND.

To respond, please complete this online questionnaire.

If you have any queries about completing the questionnaire or would like a printed questionnaire please call 01772 531 597 or email

The questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your time.