Activities and respite for children with disabilities that provide a short break - consultation 2023

Closed 19 Nov 2023

Opened 6 Oct 2023


Throughout October and November the Northamptonshire Children's Trust are seeking views on a proposed new way of delivering activities and respite (short breaks) for disabled children in Northamptonshire. 

Please watch the below short video that explains what the services are and the suggested changes. 

How do we define disabled?

You’re considered disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

  • 'substantial’ is more than minor or trivial, e.g. it takes much longer than it usually would to complete a daily task like getting dressed
  • ‘long-term’ means 12 months or more

How to have your say

Please fill out this questionnaire using the link below to tell us your views about the service. 

You do not have to answer all of the questions. If you don’t want to answer a question, or don’t know the answer, then move on to the next question.

You can also give us your views by emailing or writing to us or attending one of the engagement sessions. Places at the engagement sessions are limited so if you would like to attend please select an event and reserve your place.

West Northamptonshire

North Northamptonshire

Virtual event

If you have any questions, comments or would like a copy of this questionnaire in another format (including easy read or large print), you can contact us by email, post or telephone. Our contact details are:

Email address:

Postal address:

  • Northamptonshire Children's Trust
  • Commissioning Team
  • One Angel Square 
  • Angel Street
  • Northampton
  • NN1 1ED

Telephone: 01604 362289

The Northants Parent Forum Group (NPFG) is an independent, parent-led group formed and run by volunteers. It represents the views of families of children and young people (up to aged 25) with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in West and North Northamptonshire. If you would like to get in touch with the NPFG you can email them at

The deadline for returning this questionnaire is midnight Sunday 19 November 2023.

Please see the Northamptonshire Children's Trust web page for further information, including Frequently Asked Questions.

Thank you for helping us by filling in this questionnaire.

Please note: This is a partnership activity between Northamptonshire Children’s Trust (NCT), the NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB), West Northamptonshire Council and North Northamptonshire Council. The online survey for this activity is hosted on North Northamptonshire Council's Consultation & Engagement Hub.

For information about how consultation and engagement responses are managed, please see our privacy notices:


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