Central Bedfordshire Council news and press releases

Short Breaks: Future Partnership and Grant Funding with Voluntary Organisations

19 December 2018

We hugely value the work that our local voluntary sector do to support children and young people with special education needs and/or disabilities and their families, and are committed to support them in their work in Central Bedfordshire. 

Over the last few weeks we have been positively engaging with local voluntary sector organisations and the SNAP Parent Carer Forum in order to ensure continuity of short breaks provision for children and young people in Central Bedfordshire as we move towards a model of personalisation and direct payments.

As a result, we can confirm we have now stabilised funding to March 2020 to ensure children, young people and their families can continue to access this provision.

During this period we will continue to work closely with families and voluntary sector organisations to co-develop a personalisation strategy for Central Bedfordshire, with a view to implementing from April 2020.

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