Impact: Short Breaks Duty Statements – Interim Report

Written by Short Breaks Network - ImpactDate 17 May 2012

This report is about the Short Breaks Duty which requires that all local authorities prepare and publish a Short Breaks Duty Statement by the 31 October 2011. This resource explains that the statement needed to provide details of the local range of services, how these services have responded to the needs of local carers, how services will be accessed and any criteria against which eligibility for services will be assessed.

Also included in this report is an examination of all 152 local authority websites in order to identify the presence and location of each statement. 150 statements were evaluated and several trends emerge that are discussed in this report.