respite care

Review of respite services and short-term breaks for carers for people with dementia

The study aimed to establish the current state of knowledge about the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of respite services and short breaks for carers for people with dementia. The overall aim encompassed six objectives:
• to identify the range of services available for carers,
• to examine evidence from national and international published and grey
(unpublished) literature about effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of
respite services for carers of people with dementia,

Carers’ views on, and experience of, respite care and charges for the service in the rural areas of Highland

This is a consultation that was carried out with 21 carers living in rural areas who have volunteered to talk on the phone, or had responded by email to a series of consultations from time to time, over a period of about 18 months. The aims were to make it as easy as possible for people in rural areas to take part and to ensure that the views and experience of carers in rural parts of Highland reach the people, both at local and national level, who make decisions about meeting carers’ needs.

It's about time: an overview of short break (respite care) planning and provision in Scotland

‘It’s about time’ provides an overview of how local authorities in Scotland are approaching the planning of short break and respite care services. The research, carried out for Shared Care Scotland by Reid-Howie Associates Ltd, focuses on planning and provision within Adult and Older People’s Services.

Crossroads Care

Website for Crossroads Care, a British provider of support for carers and the people they care for. The organisation works with over 35,000 individuals and their families, helping carers make a life of their own outside caring.

Shared Care Scotland

Scottish charity website, which promotes and supports the development of short break services (also known as respite care) for the benefit of carers and the people they care for.

Directory of short break services

Directory of short break services throughout Scotland.

Short break stories

A collection of stories and reports from projects funded by Creative Breaks and Better Breaks.

Short break case studies (Shared Care Scotland)

Web resource that brings together a number of case studies to show the wide range of short breaks available. Key topics include: breaks with friends; specialist support for young people with physical disabilities; activity based breaks; breaks for young carers; breaks for older people; breaks for couples together; breaks for people living alone; breaks for people who have to pay for their own break; breaks with additional support; breaks with families; breaks for people with dementia; and breaks of a few hours each week.

Respite care, Scotland 2010

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 systematic review of interventions for carers in the UK : outcomes and explanatory evidence

Report of a study which investigated interventions designed to support carers with a view to discovering what is known about the outcomes of interventions for carers and the explanatory evidence which exists about how interventions support carers and the contextual factors which influence outcomes.