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Summary

  • Just over a third of respondents currently use any type of short break service (36%), down from 41% in 2021
  • Amongst those with an EHCP, 55% use any type of short breaks service
  • Those with vision and/or hearing disabilities are more likely to be using the short breaks service (52%) compared to those with other needs
  • Those with social, emotional or mental health difficulties are less likely to be using the short breaks service (36%)
  • Quite low proportions of respondents are using each of the different short breaks services (excluding the pre-paid card used by 92%)
  • The most other frequently used is the Enable Ability Specialist Holiday Playscheme with 17% of current short breaks customers using this service

Do you currently use any type of short breaks service?

Base: Total sample 2023 (296) | Total sample 2021 (628)

This chart shows that:
36% of parents/carers in the 2023 sample currently use any type of short breaks service, 64% of parents do not currently use any type of short breaks service
41% of parents/carers in the 2021 sample currently use any type of short breaks service, 59% of parents do not currently use any type of short breaks service.

Do you currently use any type of short breaks service? - By EHCP

Base (2023 sample): No EHCP (103) | EHCP (193)

This chart shows that:
1% of those without an EHCP currently use any type of short breaks service, 99% of those without an EHCP do not currently use any type of short breaks service
55% of those with an EHCP currently use any type of short breaks service, 45% of those with an EHCP do not currently use any type of short breaks service.

Do you currently use any type of short breaks service? - by SEND need

Base (2023 sample): Vision/hearing (27*) | Physical (45) | Learning (151) | Communication and interaction (247) | Social, emotional or mental health (205) | *caution low base

This chart shows that:
52% of those with a vision and/or hearing disability currently use any type of short breaks service, 48% of those with a vision and/or hearing disability do not currently use any type of short breaks service
44% of those with a physical disability currently use any type of short breaks service, 56% of those with a physical disability do not currently use any type of short breaks service
42% of those with a learning difficulty currently use any type of short breaks service, 58% of those with a learning difficulty do not currently use any type of short breaks service
40% of those with communication and interaction disabilities currently use any type of short breaks service, 60% of those with communication and interaction disabilities do not currently use any type of short breaks service
36% of those with social, emotional or mental health disabilities currently use any type of short breaks service, 64% of those with social, emotional or mental health disabilities do not currently use any type of short breaks service.

Which of the following short break services/activities do you currently use?

Base: All those saying they currently use any type of short breaks service (104)

This chart shows that:
92% of those currently using any type of short breaks service use the Short Breaks Prepaid Card
17% of those currently using any type of short breaks service use the Enable Ability Specialist Holiday Playscheme
10% of those currently using any type of short breaks service use Enable Ability Inclusive Holiday Playscheme
9% of those currently using any type of short breaks service use Enable Ability Teenage Group
5% of those currently using any type of short breaks service use Enable Ability Youth Hub (Portsmouth Autism Support Network)
5% of those currently using any type of short breaks service use Enable Ability Teenage Holiday Scheme
3% of those currently using any type of short breaks service use Beechside Overnight Short Break Service