Developing how we offer overnight support for children with disabilities
We want to make sure that we provide overnight support in the way that best meets the needs and wishes of families, children and young people. Currently this is mostly provided outside the child’s family home in residential services or with Link foster carers.
Parents, carers and some of the workforce have shared views and ideas about overnight support in questionnaires, at group sessions and talking to us. In September 2019 we will be holding some more sessions for parents and carers.
Parents sessions about overnight support – book your place!
The sessions will be to share the feedback we have had from the consultation and for you to add further input to help shape future plans and develop overnight support.
- 17 September - 10am to 1pm
Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Buchan Street, Orchard Park, Cambridge, CB4 2XF
- 30 September - 10am to 1pm
Wisbech Library, Ely Place, Wisbech PE13 1EU
Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. The sessions will be facilitated by Esther Harris from Pinpoint with Siobhan MacBean (Cambridgeshire County Council) and Alison Mayern (Clinical Commissioning Group)
If you are interested in coming along please email [email protected] or phone on 01223 699041.
Evening Parents Session
If anyone would prefer an evening session please let us know and we will be happy to arrange one at a convenient time and place for those who want to come along.
Headlines from the consultation - June 2019
- Trust, reliability, quality of support and paying attention to what’s really important to the child is key whatever type of overnight support it is
- There needs to be a range of support to meet different needs – support in own home, support in a carers home, residential, support to meet complex medical and health needs
- Weekends and holidays are the time of greatest need
- When support is needed it needs to be in place quickly
- Availability and skills of workers crucial
- Lots of creative ideas about combining an overnight break with a fun, social or learning opportunity for children
Parents and carers views – summary of the consultation June 2019
74 parents and carers in total shared their views. This is a summary of the feedback.
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62 people completed the questionnaire. This is a summary of the responses.
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We held two group sessions for parents and carers, This is a summary of what was said in the sessions.
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Initial consultation background
The consultation closed in May 2019. The information below was the background and options for the consultation.