Short breaks statements

Every local authority in Scotland has a duty under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 to produce a Short Breaks Services Statement.

These statements provide information for Carers about the different breaks from caring available in East Lothian, they include details of local services which may support breaks from caring.

They should help carers and cared-for people to understand their rights, options and opportunities for short breaks. They should also help practitioners identify short break outcomes and opportunities.

In East Lothian we have published separate statements for Adult carers, Parent carers and Young carers. Our statements were prepared with input from carers and carers representatives to try and reflect the full range of short breaks opportunities.

To view our Short Breaks Service Statement, please contact: 

Adult & Parent Carers
Contact: Maria Burton 

Young Carers