Award of Contract for Short Breaks
Decision Maker: Executive Director of Children and Young People
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
This report seeks approval to award contracts to deliver Short Breaks Services in Barnet for families with disabled children, and young people and children with additional needs.
The Council has a statutory duty to provide breaks to carers of disabled children. Short breaks form part of the continuum of services giving disabled children and young people positive experiences, whilst, at the same time, giving a break to their primary carers.
Work has been undertaken to deliver a new Short Breaks offer from 2019 and to ensure a more diverse market to support families going forwards. This service has been retendered and went out to market in March 2019. The new contracts are to be awarded for services to commence from 1st September 2019.
Publication date: 05/08/2019
Date of decision: 22/07/2019