Transformation of Services for Children with Disabilities (CwD) Programme

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What is it about?

Worcestershire County Council is currently looking to change the way services for children with disabilities are delivered. As part of this programme we are looking at five areas:

 Redesign of Short Breaks Provision

Our aim is to make sure that there is the right balance of types of short breaks for referred children and young people, enabling their families to have breaks from caring responsibilities. The range of services include overnight stays, school-based, voluntary and community sector provision.Community Short Breaks Commissioning Strategy (PDF 182 KB).

•More information on the types of short breaks.

•Consultation has started on the reviewed version of Worcestershire Short Breaks Statement in order to make it clearer for all stakeholders. To take part go to the how you can get involved section below.

 Choice and Control (Personalisation)

Our aim is to give families more choice and control over how they spend their allocated money on services for their children with disabilities and complex health needs.

 Integrated Health and Social Care Teams

Our aim is to create single teams with all the health and social care skills that families need.

 Specialist Equipment

Our aim is to create a single equipment resource that will allow professionals, and the families they work with, to access equipment more readily in order to meet the changing needs of children and young people within their homes.


Our aim is to ensure that children and young people receive the support they need as they move into adulthood.

 Why are we doing this?

We want to make sure Worcestershire offers the best quality services and meets the needs of families by:

•Delivering improved health and social care outcomes

•Delivering services which are sustainable, effective and of a high quality

•Reducing the costs to achieve improved outcomes and efficiency.

The government is also asking local authorities to make sure that every child has a shared assessment for health, social care and education and families have a say and choice.

 Who will it affect?

This project will include everybody involved with children with disabilities.

Worcestershire County Council’s Joint Commissioning Unit is consulting on the Worcestershire Short Breaks Statement that has been reviewed to make clearer the range of available short break activities and how these can be accessed. This is to enable carers of children with disabilities to have breaks from their caring responsibilities. The review was done in accordance with the Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011.

Reviewed version of the short breaks statement (PDF 53 KB).


Rachel Adams Joint Commissioning Unit

T. 01905 72 8549



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