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The Impact of Short Breaks on Families with a Disabled Child: Report One of the Quantitative Phase

Welch, Victoria and Hatton, Chris and Wells, Emma and Collins, Michelle and Langer, Susanne and Robertson, Janet and Emerson, Eric (2010) The Impact of Short Breaks on Families with a Disabled Child: Report One of the Quantitative Phase. [Report]

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This document reports on a cross-sectional sample of families with a disabled child using short breaks in England; it describes the characteristics of children and families using short breaks, the nature and quantity of the short breaks they are using, their experiences of and satisfaction with short breaks and which factors are associated with a range of outcomes for family carers, disabled children and their siblings. This report uses both quantitative data derived from standardised questions and qualitative data from family members’ written responses to open-ended questions in the survey instruments.