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Short Breaks for disabled children, young people, and their families - survey for adults 2021

Status: Open

Opens: 1 October 2021 - Closes: 26 December 2021

What this consultation is about

This consultation will enable the local authority to assess future needs for all Short Break services and proposes alternative and more efficient use of finite resources. Whilst maintaining current funding levels.

The aim of the consultation is to gather views on the ongoing development of Short Break services for disabled children, young people, and their families in Derbyshire. The consultation covers the following 8 areas:

  • Types of Short Break services you currently access
  • How does a Short Break help your family
  • Derbyshire County Councils (DCC) Short Break statement
  • Residential development to replace Spire Lodge
  • Development within Derbyshire of a dedicated Emergency bed
  • Resource Allocation System assessment
  • Outback services
  • About you

Within the consultation, the word ‘child’ refers to the disabled child or young person.

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How to take part

We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:

Who is the consultation aimed at?

Which part of Derbyshire is this consultation aimed at?
  • All Derbyshire (excluding Derby City)
Generally, who is this consultation aimed at?
  • Parents and carers of children and young people in care and/or those with learning difficulties or disabilities
Specifically, who is this consultation aimed at?
  • Adults

How will we let you know the results?

Feedback about this consultation will be available by the following methods:

  • Our website

Contact details


  • County Hall
  • Matlock
  • DE4 3AG