Your Views Matter

Your Views Matter

You may recall we carried out a survey last year to hear about your experiences of receiving short break activities in Hartlepool.

This is what you said, and this is what we did

 This is what you said This is what we did
86% of you said they preferred to travel less than 10 miles to access activities We ensured that all of the activities we provide through the short break activity programme took place within the town or surrounding villages
 80% of people surveyed were satisfied with the short break activities on offer. We have continued to provide short break activities based on your satisfaction rates
 60% of people surveyed said they did not know about the local offer We have continued to work with the parent carer forum to increase awareness and in the process of reviewing and revamping the current local offer of services and better access to information in a variety of ways. 
 Some families have said that there has been limited places to access during school holidays  We have worked with the providers to see how they can increase access to their services and how they allocate places to families.
 78% responded that they received a high quality of care for their child We will continue to work with providers to ensure that staff are qualified and the service meets need to ensure children receive a positive experience. 
 84% said that the short break activity offered suited their need. We continue to work with providers to ensure that families are heard and constructive feedback is acted upon.
 Some families told us that there are few organised activities on weekends and during school holidays We have produced a short break activity programme to inform families of organisations providing activities throughout the year. Promotion of the local offer is regularly done via the parent carer forum.


It is important that Hartlepool Borough Council hear about your experiences of receiving short break activities in Hartlepool.

This questionnaire is about short break activities that provide services for children and young people with additional need and/or disability who do not require an assessment of need to access them.

Following consultation the information gathered will be used to help us improve services and to ensure that the support we offer remains both helpful to families, reflects what parents and carers need to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs and/ or a disability.

The questionnaire should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. All replies will be treated in confidence. You do not need to give your name at the end of the questionnaire unless you choose to do so. Where a choose is offered, please tick the most appropriate response. If you have any questions about the survey or need any support completing the survey, please contact Tracy Liveras on 01429 284876 or The closing date for the survey is 14th December 2018