Our Services

Our work supports and promotes the development of good practice in short breaks and respite care, and aims to improve access to information and advice.

These include:

  • An online and telephone enquiry service for any information that helps carers and service users find short break and respite services that best match their needs
  • The commissioning of research to improve policy and practice
  • Facilitation of various networks of carers and professionals to share knowledge and ideas
  • Management of the Short Break Fund on behalf of the National Carer Organisations and the Scottish Government
  • E-bulletin of news and developments
  • Facilitating workshops days for staff, volunteer and user groups on short breaks and development.
  • Developing and maintaining the websites shortbreakstories.org.uk and shortbreaktoolkits.org.uk that provide examples of good practice and inspiration.