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Summary

  • A third of current users of short break services have not experienced any access difficulties (33%)
  • Just under a quarter of current users have experienced difficulties with the timing of activities (24%)
  • Just over a fifth have experienced difficulties with location, or children not enjoying the activities or not wanting to leave the house (21%)
  • Other difficulties are having other children to look after (18%) or not being eligible (15%)

Have you had any of the following difficulties when accessing any of the short break services/activities?

Base: All those currently using short break services (126)

This chart shows that:
33% of those currently using short break services have not had any difficulties in accessing the service or activities
24% have had difficulties with the timing of activities
21% have had difficulties with the location of venues
21% say that their children do not like attending activities/leaving the house
18% have other children to look after
15% are not eligible (i.e. do not have a Short Breaks Prepaid Card)
21% have experienced other difficulties

Other reasons

This table shows the other ways respondents have experienced difficulties with accessing short break services/activities. They are: Application/paperwork delays or barriers, Not enough suitable options for child’s needs, Not sure what is available and being too expensive.

wdt_ID Comments mentioned
1 Application/paperwork delays or barriers
2 Not enough suitable options for child’s needs
3 Not sure what is available
4 Too expensive