Short Breaks 2010- A Path to Inclusion - Whose Needs? Whose Rights? What Choices?

(12 Jun 2010)

Keynote Speakers were:
Professor Roy McConkey, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland 

Professor Robyn Munford, Massey University, New Zealand

Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children, England


The Conference addressed the following themes:

  •  Inclusion
  •  Families versus Individual Needs
  •  Equality of access
  •  Respite across populations
  •  Short Breaks as a Right
  •  Cost benefits of short breaks
  •  Building Social Capital
  •  Choices
  •  Innovative and Creative provision
  •  Coping as an outcome




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