Brilliant Breaks was a national conference to explore short break provision for families with a disabled child. Using examples of good practice and innovation emerging from the Take a Break Scotland and Better Breaks programmes, the aim of the conference was to inspire imagination and fresh thinking in the design, planning and commissioning of short breaks.
Chaired by the polar explorer Felicity Aston, the conference heard from carers, people who receive care, policy makers and service providers.
Below is a summary film and you can see this and all the other speakers on our You Tube channel by clicking here.
This next film, made by The Family Fund, was created to show how families use small grants to take a break from their caring routine.
100% of the people who came said that they thought it was an excellent or good use of their time.
“Best Conference I have ever attended.”
“Can’t fault anything other than I had other staff members who would have loved to attend but appreciate there is only so many spaces. ”
“The event was very well organised and went smoothly. Brilliant venue!”
“I am pleased to support the Brilliant Breaks conference. The Better Breaks and Take A Break Programmes are providing excellent short breaks for many disabled children, young people and parents throughout Scotland. Siblings benefit too. With partners, we will continue to do everything possible to ensure the on-going development of short breaks provision. Much has been achieved. There is a lot more to do. I welcome your views on the way forward. I am sure you will have an informative, fun and exciting day.”
Michael Matheson MSP, Minister for Public Health