Shared Care Scotland holds regular events throughout Scotland. Many of these events are delivered with the help of funding we receive from Scottish Government as part of our core grant, or through the grant we receive from them to deliver the Short Breaks Fund grant programme. You can see forthcoming events in the calendar to the right. You can also sign up to our Twitter feed to get the latest information.
We aim to offer a range of opportunities aimed at those using and providing short break and respite services, and those responsible for planning and managing these services.
Our events include: short courses, road show events, practitioner and service user exchange forums, conferences and online events.
As well as our own programme of events we are also delighted to contribute to other people's events too. For further information on this, please click here.
We facilitate two networks:
Lead Officers Network - for local authority and health sector managers with responsibility for planning, commissioning or coordinating short breaks (respite care)
Short Break Providers Network - for managers of short break services in the public, third and independent sectors
The aims of our learning exchange and events programme are to:
- Increase awareness of short break (respite) services and enable participants to support members of their community to access services.
- Build individual and organisational capacity to deliver innovative, flexible and person-centered short break provison
- Find, share and embed good practice in service development.
- Cover relevant issues such as promoting inclusion, tackling discrimination, developing trust and confidence, involving people in service design.
"Another excellent day."
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"Keep up the good work."
The following links will take you to information and reports from recent events: