Short Breaks Re-commission – We have had three parent carers attend the short break re-commissioning meetings. Please see below a short summary of the process from Tamsin Green, our BPCV parent carer representative.
1. As part of the SB recommissioning process, PCV representatives, including myself, have attended a number of meetings with the BANES Short Breaks Strategic Commissioning Officer and current SB providers. I have also given written feedback on the draft SB specification. I have also arranged, together with The Carers Centre, consultation meetings with Young Carers and the SB Strategic Commissioning Officer to help devise ‘questions for providers’.2. The SB specification for providers has been drafted, and includes a number of amendments from previous years, including:
– holiday clubs for disabled CYP only (no siblings) the dates of which will be changed to suit families
– SB provision to include whole family outings – do not know what form this will take until SB providers come back to tender
– SB provision has been devised through consultation with parent Carers, and disabled CYP and their young carer siblings.
Going forward, hopefully we will be shortly resuming our regular gym and sporting activities with Sporting Family Change and will keep you updated when we have some new dates.