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
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.
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.
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.
A web resource of policy briefings, publications and research on the topic of the Disabled People's Independent Living Movement and independent living in Scotland.
Report that looks at how far government and other organisations are making information about social care more easily available. It examines the challenges that organisations providing home care services face in responding to service users’ choices and the help that local authorities can give these organisations to meet such challenges.
It also reviews the available research evidence on how service users, carers and professionals balance the benefits of choice against the potential risks involved.
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.
Presentation on the subject of personalisation and self-directed support that was produced for North Lanarkshire Council in November 2011.
Active at 60 Local was a pilot initiative commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to identify the scope for utilising smart technology to: deliver services more effectively to older people; and leverage increased levels of activity among older people.
The summary report brings together the main findings from the evaluation undertaken of three Action for Children services in Cardiff, Glasgow and Edinburgh. These provide specialist short breaks and intensive support services to families and young people with developmental disabilities and whose behaviour is severely challenging. This summary report describes the aims of the evaluation and the methodologies used.