Welcome to Shared Care Scotland

Agreat day, we all thoroughly enjoyed it.


Shared Care Scotland is a national charity that works to improve the quality, choice and availability of short break (respite care) provision across Scotland, for the benefit of carers and the people they care for.

In Scotland there are over 650,000 people who care for a family member, partner or friend, who may be ill, disabled, or dependent on drugs or alcohol.

Getting the right break at the right time is a big priority for many carers. Short breaks help keep families together and can contribute to the health and wellbeing of everyone in the caring relationship. They also help people with care needs to maintain or make new relationships, learn new skills and be included in their community.  

   What is a short break?

What is a short break?Short breaks or respite care is short term care that helps families take a break from the daily routine and demands of the caring situation. It can be provided in the home of the care recipient or in a variety of other community based or residential settings. 
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What do we want?

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 80We want all carers and the people they care for to be able to have the right break, in the right place at the right time.  We want people to be fully involved in decisions about short break services in their area.  
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Care for a break?

5-sbs-icon.jpgOur 're-vamped' Short Break Planning section has a comprehensive set of information and resources to help you find, plan and get the most from your short break.  You'll also find advice on what to do if you're not getting the service you need. 
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The Short Break Stories website is a collection of good practice and ideas created by projects that are funded through the Short Breaks Fund. All records are the evaluation reports written by the projects themselves with their experiences (good and bad) there for people to see and learn from.


With the right kind of short breaks, families will cope and will continue to care.

You offer a very efficient and much valued service. Many thanks for your support.

Another excellent day.

I really enjoyed the conference.

Keep up the good work.


Shared Care Scotland Unit 2, Dunfermline Business Centre, Izatt Avenue, Dunfermline, Fife KY11 3BZ Tel: Work 01383 622462 email:
  • A company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland SC161033
  • Registered charity SC 005315