Dundee Carers Centre commissioned Animate to carry out research into the current and future provision of Short Breaks/Respite for adults in Dundee, on behalf of the Dundee Partnership. The main purpose of the research was to help local service planners improve Short Break provision in line with the overall principles of the Scottish Government’s policy intentions: protecting young carers, enabling self - care and working with adult carers as partners in care, by:
• improving planning of Short Break services
• shifting the balance towards preventative support, and
• personalising support to improve outcomes both for carers and those with care needs.
Short Break (Respite Care) Provision in Dundee – now and in the future