Shared Care Scotland

A collection of good practice examples in short breaks and respite care.

Scottish household survey analytical topic report: Characteristics and experiences of unpaid carers in Scotland

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Unpaid carers make a vital contribution to our society, and need to be supported and recognised by the NHS and local authorities as partners in care provision. The aim of the current report is to provide an indication of which types of carers may be in particular need of support, and examine the demographic characteristics of carers. The report analysed responses to the Scottish Household Survey between 1999 and 2004.

Respite care, Scotland 2009 - An official statistics publication for Scotland

This Statistics Release presents respite care services provided or purchased by Local Authorities in Scotland. Respite Care is a service intended to benefit a carer and the person he or she cares for by providing a short break from caring tasks.

Scottish Government breakdown of respite care stats 2006-2010

This release presents information on respite care services provided or purchased by Local Authorities in Scotland. Respite Care is a service intended to benefit a carer and the person he or she cares for by providing a short break from caring tasks.

Respite care, Scotland 2010 - An official statistics publication for Scotland

This Statistics Release presents information on respite care services provided or purchased by Local Authorities in Scotland. Respite Care is a service intended to benefit a carer and the person he or she cares for by providing a short break from caring tasks.

Respite care, Scotland 2011 - An official statistics publication for Scotland

This Statistics Release presents information on respite care services provided or purchased by Local Authorities in Scotland. Respite Care is a service intended to benefit a carer and the person he or she cares for by providing a short break from caring tasks

A study of training for carers in Scotland

In October 2005 the Coalition consulted with its members to select its priority areas for monitoring. Training for Carers, along with Carer Awareness Training for Professionals and The impact of Carers Assessments were the key priority areas identified. Funding for the monitoring exercise was provided by the Scottish Executive.

Inequalities in respite service provision: Insights from a national, longitudinal study of people with intellectual disabilities

Paper from the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 2010, 23, 85–9. This study highlights some of the complexities in reducing inequalities in the provision of respite services and in identifying the need for them.

Evaluation of Action for Children short break services on outcomes for children

Action for Children commissioned the Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR) at Loughborough University to explore the impact that their short break services have on disabled children and their families.

Short breaks guide

An example of a good clear guide to short breaks and respite care for people who have Multiple Sclerosis.This guide aims to help people research their own break or activity.