The Mobile Mix & Mash parked in Gloucester City centre with the Cathedral in the background

Mobile Mix & Mash

The terms ‘Short Breaks’ and ‘respite care’ are often used differently by children’s and adult social care services. However, both are used to describe social care services providing specialist care and support to families of disabled children and adults.

Research conducted by Barnwood Trust in 2022 showed that families in Gloucestershire needed support to access the activities they wanted. From these findings we co-designed a funding opportunity with a group of parent carers, young people and people with experience of accessing Short Breaks.

The Music Works is one of the organisations given one- year funding for their Short Break activities.