Golden Jubilee Conference Centre
Beardmore Street, Clydebank, Glasgow, G81 4SA
Improving the availability, choice and quality of short breaks is vitally important if we are to effectively support carers to look after their own health, and have a life of their own alongside their caring responsibilities. For this reason, much effort is being expended to determine how policy and practice can support improvements in short breaks through a better understanding of what works and why.
The purpose of this event is therefore to:
- Share our knowledge and experience across Wales and Scotland, about the impact of short breaks and respite care and the outcomes achieved
- Better understand the needs, aspirations and preferences of those using short breaks and the extent to which these are being met through existing forms of provision
- Exchange ideas about future priorities for research into short breaks
Two events will be held simultaneously in Scotland and Wales with video conferencing to link these events together.
The content of the programme will include:
- An overview of short breaks policy and practice in Wales & Scotland
- What research currently tells us about short breaks and the impact on carer health & well-being
- Examples of innovative approaches to short breaks commissioning and provision
- Discussion on how we organise future research in ways that will improve understanding of short breaks and respite care, and maximize its benefits and resources
Who should attend?
This event is for anyone interested in evidence-informed policy and practice and how this applies to the development of meaningful and sustainable short breaks for carers. If you are involved in research, policy development, commissioning or service delivery, we believe this event will be particularly relevant to you.