Directory of Services

Shared Care Scotland has launched a unique Scotland-wide on-line directory of short break and respite services covering all forms of service including, for example: home-based and residential based respite, family placements, befriending, holiday breaks and accessible guest houses and hotels
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Short Break Planner

A comprehensive set of resources and tools to the help people arrange their break and achieve the best possible outcomes. The toolkit contains checklists, cases studies, digital stories and sources of information and advice.
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In this section of the website you’ll find links to various pieces of research relating to short breaks and respite care.  Where relevant, we’ll also provide links to other websites containing research on carers, disability and independent living.
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Here you can access our reference library of publications supporting the development of good practice in short breaks and respite care.  The library contains articles and publications from Shared Care Scotland and other organisations.
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Fact Sheets

Here you'll find our new series of Fact Sheets for carers and service users to help arrange and plan a break which achieves the best outcomes for all concerned. 
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This section contains a changing set of relevant tools for service providers and commissioners.
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Short Breaks Fund

“The £5 million respite funding over five years will help the voluntary sector to sustain and support carers, help carers continue the life-sustaining work they do and develop innovative short breaks and respite”.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where you'll be able to ask us questions and hopefully find answers to the most commonly asked ones!
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Useful Links

From here you'll be able to connect to many other websites that will be able to help you find what you're looking for..
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General information and advice on all matters relating to short break services.

Swan boats"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."

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