Discussions between NPFG and NCC’s Commissioner for Short Break Services continue. We are pleased to share NCC’s interim statement regarding “Short Breaks for Children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities” with you:
Currently the Guideposts Trust holds five contracts to deliver short break services for children with SEND in Northamptonshire. The contracts are for the provision of:
A Youth Club in Brackley
A Youth Club in Daventry
A Youth Club in Northampton
Short breaks for children and young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties in Daventry
Short breaks for children and young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties in Northampton
In February Guideposts Trust announced that it is withdrawing from service provision in Northamptonshire on 31st March 2016.
NCC funding continues to be available for all the facilities with the exception of the Youth Club in Northampton and the Authority is doing everything possible to find replacement providers for these services. Despite the limited notice, negotiations are reasonably well advanced with several organisations who have expressed an interest in stepping i to the breach.
Similarly the Papworth Trust has announced that it will cease to deliver two Youth Club services for Children with SEND in Kettering and Wellingborough. Again, NCC funding continues to be available for these clubs and negotiations are well advanced with several organisations who have expressed an interest in taking over the provision of these services..
NCC hopes to be able to make more information available to interested parties about all of these services before the end of March.
Further information will appear here in due course.