Wokingham Borough Council is inviting applications to join its Preferred Providers List for the provision of short breaks support services to children and young people with disabilities and their families.
The purpose of short breaks services is to provide children and young people with disabilities the opportunity to spend time away from their parents and carers; relax and have fun with their friends, and develop their independence. They also give parents and other carers an opportunity to have a break from their caring responsibilities; rest and unwind and spend time with other members of their family.
Short breaks also play a vital role in the Council’s safeguarding preventative and early help strategies to support parent and carer capacity. Short break provision can range from a few hours of play and leisure activities a week to an allocated number of overnight breaks per year and may include personal support.
Those wishing to apply to join the list should have demonstrable evidence of:
• Experience of support services for children and young people with disabilities
• The ability to meet the requirements of the service specification
• Robust recruitment process to ensure the service is provided by high quality well trained staff and or volunteers
• Internal monitoring and continuous improvement process to ensure and sustain a high quality service
Closing date: 20th December 2017