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Short Breaks Co-design

Short Breaks give disabled children and young people the chance to experience activities and positive learning opportunities while giving parents and carers a break.

We want to listen to children, young people, families and providers of services to:

  • understand the support you get now and how well it is working
  • work together with disabled children and young people, families and providers to think creatively about how to support families to have a good family life

Engagement events – workshops in January 2020

We’re inviting you to come to one of our workshop events taking place across Devon throughout January 2020 where you can help us think creatively about how to better support families of children and young people with special needs and disabilities. They’re a great opportunity for you to work with us to co-design services for the future. Details of the events are:

Monday 13 January 202010am to 12noonWest Devon Children’s Centre
Abbey Rise
PL19 9FD
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Monday 13 January 20206.30pm to 8.30pmWhipton Children’s Centre
Hill Lane
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Tuesday 14 January 202010.30am to 12.30pmOckment Community Centre
North Street
Ex20 1AR
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Thursday 16 January 202010.30am to 12.30pmHoniton Children’s Centre
Honiton Bottom Road
EX14 2EG
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Saturday 18 January 202010.30am to 12.30pm.Exmouth Children’s Centre
Moorfield Road
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Monday 20 January 202010.30am to 12.30pmWilcombe Children’s Centre
Lazenby Road
EX16 4AL
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Tuesday 21 January 202010.00am to 12.00noonSicklepath Children’s Centre
Ex31 2HH
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Saturday 25 January 202010.30am to 12.30pmSouth Hams Children’s Centre
Daisy Centre
St John’s Primary School
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Tuesday 28 January 202010.30am to 12.30pmHorizons
110 Fore Street
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Get involved

Young boy with brown hair holds his hand up to his ear as if listeningWe want to make sure the service really works for children, young people and families in Devon so we’re asking for your help. Your views, comments and thoughts are really important in helping shape the future of the service together.


There’s a quick survey you can complete so we can understand what support you get now, and find out what you think works well along with any ideas you have about how things could be improved.

Other ways to share your feedback

If you would like to be involved in co-designing short breaks, but do not wish to partake in a workshop or the timings do not work for you, please get in touch so we can arrange something that suits you better, so we still get to hear your views. Email us at

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If you would like to request the survey in another format, please contact your allocated social worker for more information.

We have designed these different formats so there are lots of different ways to access this engagement opportunity for children, young people and parent carers.

Please contact us if you have any questions via You can also visit the our Facebook Page or find us on Twitter.

What next?

The results of the survey and workshops will be published, and the next steps described.

We hope you take up the invitation to get involved and we look forward to hearing the views of families and shaping the future of services together.