- Just under a fifth of respondents who do not currently use any Short Breaks services have tried accessing them (19%), and those with an EHCP are more likely to have tried than those without one (26% compared to 9%).
- The main reason why parents/ carers have never used or tried to access a service is because they have not heard about them (49%).
- Of those who currently use or have tried to access a Short Breaks service, almost two fifths have not had any difficulties when accessing them (38%).
Have you ever tried to access a Short Breaks service?
Base (2021 sample): Do not currently use Short Breaks (376)
Base (2021 sample): EHCP (217) | No EHCP (158)
Reasons why respondents have never tried to access a Short Breaks service
Base (2021 sample): Have never tried to access a Short Breaks service (214)
|Responses (showing key themes)||Percentage of responses|
|Never heard about Short Breaks||49%|
|Do not know enough about Short Breaks||17%|
|Not eligible for Short Breaks||13%|
|No real need to use Short Breaks||13%|
|Short Breaks are not suitable or appropriate for their child or young person||8%|