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Short Breaks Consultation (Children with Disabilities)

The Children with Disabilities Service are consulting on a proposed amendment to the eligibility criteria for social work support and short breaks.  

Please visit the website below for more information including the new eligibility documents and to take part in the consultation, the questions are answered anonymously and we are not gathering any personal information. Your views and assistance on this important matter are appreciated.

We will also be holding three drop in sessions where you can come and talk to us about these proposed changes, as follows:


Children with Disabilities Team, Hemlington Health Centre, 21 – 25 The Viewley Centre, Hemlington, Middlesbrough TS8 9JH

Dates and times:

Monday 9th September 2019, 1.00pm to 2.30pm

Tuesday 10th September 2019, 10.00am to 11.30am

Wednesday 18th September 2019, 5.30pm to 7.00pm

We feel that the old criteria is now too vague and has led to an inconsistent application of the criteria. The intention of the amended criteria is not to make it more difficult for families in need to access services, it is to give workers a much clearer framework to apply the criteria to ensure that the services available go to those children and families who need them the most.

If you do wish to discuss anything to do with this consultation, you can contact us on the details below:

Ian Walker, Service Manager, tel: 01642 579182

Ben Lee, Senior Short Break Facilitator, tel: 01642 579162

Maria Bache, Team Manager, tel: 01642 579174

Emma McHale, Home Support Manager, tel: 01642 579171


Who to contact

Contact Name
Ben Lee
Contact Position
Senior Short Breaks Facilitator

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Page last reviewed: 21/08/2019
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