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IB Prepaid Card – 2nd payment

16 October 2019

Prepaid card news! The Short Breaks Team will be raising your 2nd payment to go onto your prepaid card during the month of October. This will automatically go onto your card if;   -You have spent your 1st payment or have less than £100 left -You have used it appropriately i.e. to pay for daytime social/leisure…

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NEWS: Pre paid cards

9 September 2019

Do you use a Short Breaks Pre paid card? If your card expired in August, you should now have received your new one.  If you have NOT, please contact the team on 020 8356 6796. You will need to re register your new card on the Cardholder portal. For any issue please contact PFS customer…

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IB Pre paid cards Expiring

26 July 2019

Do you have a pre paid card with an expiry date of August 2019?   If so you don’t need to worry, a new card is on its way to you and will arrive at your home address before the end of August.   If you have recently changed your address and have not informed…

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Parent/Carer needed for Short Breaks Tender Provider Presentations

18 June 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,   The Council are currently undertaking a procurement exercise for the Provision of Short Breaks for Disabled Children and Young People in Hackney. The Council has now short-listed potential providers for the presentation stage of the procurement process. The Council would like to invite one parent/carer to attend the presentation sessions on Tuesday…

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New Short Breaks offer 2019/20

15 April 2019

The Short Breaks offer from 1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020 will be the following; -110 hours to be used flexibly at your chosen Provider -55 hours to use flexibly at your chosen Provider if you receive a care package with Social activities  -If you access your short breaks via Individual Budget (IB) Pre paid card, you…

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