Short Breaks Statements

Carers have told us that breaks from caring are essential in allowing them to continue to care for longer and in better health. Breaks can take place in a number of ways and for differing lengths of time.

As part of the requirements of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016, we have produced our Short Breaks Statements in collaboration with our local carer’s organisations and in consultation with carers.

The statements provide carers with:

  • Information on the range of services that can provide a break from caring
  • Information on where carers can get further advice and support
  • A directory of local services and contact details for information

There are separate Short Breaks Statements for Adults, Parent Carers of children with disabilities, and young carers.

Download our Short Breaks Statements