Kirklees Council is looking to make savings wherever they can due to reduced funding from Central Government. One of the areas they are looking to make cuts is short breaks and respite, in particular the YPAT (Young People’s Activity Team) which is under direct threat of being cut/reduced/redesigned. The Council has to consult with people who use the services and their families before they can cut or reduce a service so please see below links to an online consultation and details of where you can go along and give your views. The survey is valid for everyone who may access short breaks, whether these are the holiday activities like Compass Bridge or Bumpy, YPAT or an inclusive activity in your local community, so please take time to give your views. You have the chance to say why these breaks are/would be important for your child and family and what should be out there for your child/family. You need to complete the survey by 21st October.
The online survey link is: www.kirklees.gov.uk/AADsurvey
If you want to read the questions before going onto the survey, you can see them by clicking below: 160907 Engagement Consultation Questionnaire – Amended FINAL (3).
PCAN will be bringing hard copies of the survey to our forthcoming social events so you can fill one in there; if you don’t like online surveys and can’t get to an event, you can phone us on 07754102336 and we will help you to complete it over the phone. If you would like to get a hard copy sent to you, please contact Collette Lake or Jennie Dyson on 01484 221000, or by email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
There will also be drop in sessions for you to come along to.
For people whose children/young people go to YPAT these are:
4th October 2016 at YPAT Ravensthorpe Centre, 16:00 to 17:00 pm
4th October 2016 at YPAT Ravensthorpe Centre, 18:00 to 19:00 pm
7th October 2016 at Highfields Centre, Cemetery Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield HD1 5NF, 16:00 to 17:00 pm
Please contact YPAT on 01924 483794 if you wish to attend any of these and if you need childcare.
Other dates and venues are:
21st September 2016 9-11am & 2-4pm Dewsbury Customer Service Centre The Walsh Building Town Hall Way Dewsbury, WF12 8EE
29th September 2016 10am -5pm Huddersfield Customer Service Centre Civic Centre 3 Market Street Huddersfield, HD1 2YZ
30 September 2016 10am-5pm Dewsbury Customer Service Centre The Walsh Building Town Hall Way Dewsbury, WF12 8EE
5 th October 2016 11am-2-30pm Milldale 4 Nunroyd, Heckmondwike, WF16 9HB
10th October 2016 5.30-8pm Milldale 4 Nunroyd, Heckmondwike, WF16 9HB
11th October 2016 9-12:30pm & 2-5pm Huddersfield Customer Service Centre Civic Centre 3 Market Street Huddersfield, HD1 2YZ
12th October 2016 3.30-5pm Highfields Cemetery Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 5NF
For further information please contact Collette Lake or Jennie Dyson on 01484 221000, or by email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org