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We need your views on our future plans

The county council is currently considering changes to some of the important services we provide. 

We're now asking for people to give us their thoughts and ideas on some of these issues:

Home to school transport

We currently take 10,000 children every year to school and other educational settings.This covers a range of different types of transport - it could be a school bus that parents pay towards or a taxi that is currently entirely subsidised by the council. 

We are reviewing the whole service as there are some things we do that no longer make sense - for example providing buses along routes that are served by public transport, which actually limits children to what time they can travel home.

So we are looking at a number of changes and want your views - have your say at:

www.buckscc.gov.uk/schooltransportsurvey

It's important to note that the 5,000 children eligible for free home to school transport will not be impacted by any changes and will still be able to access free school transport. 

The consultation closes on Friday 4 January 2019.

'Early Help' services for families who need extra support

Early Help is about supporting families to do well, stay safe and resolve problems at the earliest possible opportunity before they become more serious.

At the moment too few children and families get support early enough to prevent problems emerging or to stop them from getting more serious.

We know that we must change our Early Help services so that they have the most impact in helping families in need, at a time when we have less money than ever before.

A 10-week consultation on proposed changes to the council's Early Help services is underway

For more information and to complete the online Early Help survey go to www.buckscc.gov.uk/earlyhelp

The survey closes on Thursday 13 December.

Short Breaks 

Many disabled children and adults with support needs can stay in their own homes because of support from their parents, friends or relatives. Short break or respite services support unpaid carers and the people they care for. They provide a new experience that they are not otherwise able to have and give carers time to do things they cannot do while caring for their loved one.

Councils with social care responsibilities offer 'short breaks' (respite services) and Buckinghamshire County Council is no exception. 

The Council now wants peoples' views on its plans to modernise its Short Breaks services for both adults and children,

Short breaks needn't be traditional overnight residential care. It could be a few hours during the day, at weekends or school holidays. Activities can be in the home, community or with a carer.  We want to make sure we are offering more variety, choice and flexibility. 

So please feed in your views at:
www.buckscc.gov.uk/shortbreaksforchildren and
www.buckscc.gov.uk/shortbreaksforadults

The short breaks consultations close on 14 January 2019

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