London Borough of Croydon

Croydon Council is looking at the future of the respite and short breaks service for adults with learning disabilities.  We need to understand how to respond to the changing demands on the service and what people who use the service want from it. 

We’ve been listening to people with learning disabilities, their carers, and other people and groups who may be involved or have an opinion on the future of the service.

The consultation runs from 3 July to 13 August 2017.

Ways to get involved

We want anyone who thinks they will be affected by changes to the respite and short break services for adults with a learning disability in Croydon to respond to this consultation.

Online survey

You can complete the survey online at

Easy read survey

If you have learning disabilities and need extra support you can complete an easy read version survey online at

By phone

If you can’t access the online survey and want to have your say, do ring us on 020 8760 5768 ext. 63711 and we will arrange for someone to speak to you.​

Supported sessions for people with learning disabilities

Advocacy for All, an independent organisation, are supporting people with learning disabilities to have the chance to be involved in the consultation. They are visiting:

Day services

Mencap, Leslie Park Road day centre, 60-61 Leslie Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP – Wednesday 12 July and Tuesday 18 July at 10am – 11.30am.

Aspasen Croydon Opportunity Zone, 100 Thornton Heath High Street, Croydon CR7 8LF – Wednesday 26 July and Thursday 27 July at 10.30am – 12 noon.

Whitehorse Road Resource Base 89 Whitehorse Road Croydon CR0 2JJ on Wednesday 26 July 2017 at 11.30 to 1pm

Peter Sylvester Centre 11 Bramley Hill South Croydon CR2 6LX on Thursday 27 July 2017 at 11.30 to 1pm

Schools (Students 16+)

Bensham Manor School, Ecclesbourne Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon CR7 7BN – Friday 7 July 2017 at 9:15 to 10:15am

Priory School, Hermitage Road, Upper Norwood SE19 3QN – Tuesday 11 July 2017 at 10:00 to 11:00am

Other support

If you can’t access the online survey or attend any of the day services when Advocacy for All visits, and want to have your say, Advocacy for All is able to take feedback from adults with learning disabilities only via 020 8300 9666.

Paper copies of the attachments (links below) are available upon request, please email

Survey results

All responses received through the consultation will be documented and analysed and used to inform the decisions going forward.

The feedback from this consultation, along with all the other information will be reviewed and the final council report and recommendation will available during autumn 2017 on the council website.

Thank you in advance for your support in making decisions about the future of respite and short breaks services.


Easy read consultation documents

Respite and short breaks - consultation document (easy read)

Respite and short breaks - web survey (easy read)

Respite and short breaks - engagement document (easy read)

Respite and short breaks - Q&A (easy read)

Consultation documents

Respite and short breaks - consultation document

Respite and short breaks - strategic review

Annex I - Reprovision of short breaks adults with learning disability 2012

Annex II - Walk In Our Shoes report

Respite and short breaks - Q&A