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Summary

  • 41% of short breaks service users in the sample have a short breaks pre-paid card. In 2021 it was 53%
  • No short breaks service users without an EHCP have a pre-paid card (62% of current users with an EHCP have a pre-paid card)
  • The main benefit of the short breaks pre-paid card is to help financially with trips and purchases (85%). It also helps families spend quality time together (62%), encourages socialising (46%), and enables better access to activities (44%)

Do you have a short breaks pre-paid card?

Base: All those saying they currently use any type of short breaks service (285) | 2021 (607)

This chart shows that:
41% of those currently using any type of short breaks service in the 2023 sample have a short breaks pre-paid card, and 59% do not have a short breaks pre-paid card
53% of those currently using any type of short breaks service in the 2021 sample have a short breaks pre-paid card, and 47% do not have a short breaks pre-paid card

Do you have a short breaks pre-paid card? - by EHCP

Base: All those saying they currently use any type of short breaks service) | No EHCP (98) | EHCP (187)

This chart shows that:
100% of those without an EHCP do not have a short breaks pre-paid card
62% of those with an EHCP do have a short breaks pre-paid card, and 38% do not have a short breaks pre-paid card

How has the short breaks pre-paid card helped you and your family?

Base: All those saying they have a short breaks pre-paid card (114)

: This chart shows that:
85% of those with a short breaks pre-paid card say the short breaks pre-paid card has helped financially with trips and purchases
62% of those with a short breaks pre-paid card say the short breaks pre-paid card has helped them spend more quality family time together
46% of those with a short breaks pre-paid card say the short breaks pre-paid card has encouraged socialising
44% of those with a short breaks pre-paid card say the short breaks pre-paid card has provided better access to activities for their child/young person
27% of those with a short breaks pre-paid card say the short breaks pre-paid card has improved wellbeing
17% of those with a short breaks pre-paid card say the short breaks pre-paid card has provided respite
8% of those with a short breaks pre-paid card say the short breaks pre-paid card has helped in a different way

Other ways helped

This table shows the other ways the short breaks pre paid card have helped families. They are: Paid for meals on days out, Paid for a garden pool, Paid for a school trip and Prompted the family to go out for the day.

wdt_ID Other
1 Paid for meals on days out
2 Paid for a garden pool
3 Paid for a school trip
4 Prompt to go out for the day