Health News | Have a Say on Short Breaks | Andover & VillagesParents and carers of children and young people with a disability, and other residents, in Hampshire are being urged to take the opportunity to have their say in Hampshire County Council’s consultation on proposals for changes to the Short Break Activities Programme.

There are just six weeks left until the end of the consultation on the proposals – which aim to maintain good quality breaks for parents and carers of disabled children, within a reduced budget, while providing fun and educational opportunities for the children and young people receiving them.

The Consultation on proposed changes to Hampshire County Council’s Short Break Activities Programme for children with disabilities opened on 12 March 2018, and is running until midnight on Sunday 3 June 2018.

Feedback gathered from the online consultation will help to inform decisions to be made, later in the year, on the provision and delivery of the Short Break Activities Programme from April 2019.

Before completing the online form, the County Council recommends that people take time to read the accompanying information. This sets out the current Short Break Activities Programme, together with background information, the proposed changes and their potential impact, as well as other options for taking part in the consultation.

The findings from the consultation will be published in a report and will be considered, alongside other factors, when decisions are being made about what will be available through Hampshire’s Short Break Activities Programme, and how it will be accessed from April 2019.