Study of Unpaid Carers’ Experiences of Short Breaks: a Scottish Social Services Perspective (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services: IRISS)

Summary

This Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) research covers the findings of a Scottish study into unpaid carers’ experiences of short breaks from caring. It investigates the benefits of short breaks (provided by formal services and family and friends) from the carers’ perspective, and offers insights into good practice for planning and service provision, with suggestions for improvement.

The main sections / key findings relate to:

  • The impact of caring.
  • The impact of short breaks.
  • Experience of short breaks.
  • Satisfaction with short breaks.
  • Future of short breaks.
  • Barriers to breaks.
  • Improving the short break experience.
  • Next steps.

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Reference

Rest assured? A study of unpaid carers’ experiences of short breaks. IRISS (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services). Glasgow: Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS), 2011.

There is also an Executive Summary.

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