TWO East Lancashire based short break services have been rated as 'good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Short Break Service and Hyndburn Short Break service were awarded the ratings following recent inspections.

The short break services provides support for adults with a learning disability or autism. They give families and carers the opportunity to have a break from their caring role.

The length of time people use the services varies from single overnight stays to more extended breaks.

County Councillor Graham Gooch, cabinet member for adult services, said: "I'm pleased that these services have been rated as 'good' by the CQC.

"These inspections are important as they show we're providing excellent facilities for people with disabilities to support them and their carers.

"Staff do all they can to make sure people are supported to live independently and are safe and well during their stay. The services also have excellent facilities and technology.

"I am very pleased to see the positive comments from people who use the services about their experiences."

He added: "Services like this are a vital part of the care system as they provide essential support for people while giving carers a break from their caring role.

"Well done to all the staff at the services."