Report of a study which assessed the role of respite care for various groups including children with complex needs, adults with learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia sufferers and frail elderly people. It also identified the most appropriate outcome measures for use with these groups in the evaluation of respite care.
Document setting out the minimum national standards service users can expect from services providing short break and respite care for adults.
Document providing guidance to agencies engaged in children's services on the planning and delivery of short breaks, including breaks from caring and emergency crisis support.
Report of a study which looked into the experiences, views and attitudes of older family carers who are living with and caring for adult relatives with learning disabilities with a view to finding out how local services can be more responsive to this group.
Booklet providing information and advice to help parents and families with learning disabled children cope successfully with their caring responsibilities.
Report of a study which examined the nature and provision of care by nurses and allied health professionals to children and young people with complex needs across Scotland.
Information was gathered from workforce development plans and a survey of practitioners to build up a picture of where children and young people receive care, the knowledge and skills required to provide that care and the challenges facing services.
Booklet providing information and advice on all aspects of caring for those new to the role of carer for a family member or friend.