At Shared Care Scotland we work with third sector organisations – some of whom are funded through our Short Breaks Fund – to support them in improving the quality, choice and availability of short breaks for unpaid carers across Scotland. We do this in a number of ways: through research into the best evidence around short breaks, by working together to influence policy development around short breaks, and by providing organisations with support and tools to help them become sustainable and resilient in an ever-changing environment.
Our suite of toolkits provides practical information and advice on working to improve short breaks.
A toolkit is for those who support adult and young carers to access short breaks. The toolkit contains various exercises to help carers to explore different options for achieving a break from caring.
An interactive guide to help short breaks providers deliver short breaks for the long term.
Ideas and templates for consulting with clients in multiple settings.
Comprehensive guide to evaluating the success of short breaks services.
A simple tool to aid planning by working out the unit cost of your service.