Short Breaks Service Statement Consultation

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Published by : Fife Council

This consultation is open.

Purpose of consultation

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 requires that we prepare a statement about short breaks for carers by the end of December 2018 and that this should be developed with the involvement of carers and persons who represent them. Fife Health and Social Care Partnership would like to hear what you think are the priorities for our Short Breaks Service Statement for Carers. 
 
The purpose of the Short Break Services Statement is to provide information to carers and cared-for people so that they can make informed choices about the types of support they might wish to consider. Before finalising the statement we are keen to ensure carers have the opportunity to share with us their views about short breaks, what matters most to carers and where you think we should focus our limited resources.
 
During our consultation early in 2018, which helped to inform our Carers Strategy for Fife, carers told us that information and options to be able to take a short break from their unpaid carer role was second only to general information and advice. We know that some carers need support and that sometimes what is required is a break from their caring role so they can have time to refresh their batteries and take time for the other things that are important to them. 

Consultation Period

30th August 2018 to 21st September 2018

Report Due

21st December 2018

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