15th July 2019 – SNAP PCF has received a message from Ken Harvey Head of Service Children with Disability Team

Thank you to you as parents and carers

As I leave my post in August 2019 as Head of Children with Disabilities which I have held for almost 14 years I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you all for the input that you have given to the service during my time in Bedfordshire County Council and Central Bedfordshire Council. This has been through your comments, challenges, enduring patience and most importantly your sharing of the expertise you have about your children that you are so committed to.

Thanks to those members of SNAP who have so willingly given of their time to make a difference to the way in which services are planned and delivered. Your commitment has been amazing.

Best wishes to you all for the future.

Ken Harvey

A fantastic news story for families who use Autism Beds, FUN, SNOOSC, BDCPS and Men Cap Leighton Buzzard and Beds Borough.
1) December 2018 Short Breaks. Newsletter_

Short-Breaks-review_June 2016
SNAP SB Survey with conclusions March 2017

Our Participation Manager spoke at The Children’s Overview and Scrutiny Meeting on the 11th of July 2017 you can see the webcast here:


Item 11, the CBC documents supporting this conversation can also be found on the right hand side of the screen.

Update January 2019:
Sue Harrison, Director of Children’s Services, Emma Reade Chief Executive Officer, Autism Bedfordshire and Kirsty Green, Director SNAP PCF presented an update on Short Breaks at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee 22nd January 2019.

Further information on Short Breaks can be found:
Central Bedfordshire Councils children with disabilities Local Offer webpage:

Contact also has information about short breaks:

Council for Disabled Children:

Please note there is a feedback button to inform the council about the services they provide and/or about their website. This can be used to tell the council about any gaps in service or quality of short breaks provision within Central Bedfordshire.

Also information about direct payments and personal budgets can be found here:

Central Bedfordshire Local Offer for personal budgets:

and here for direct payments