A Short Breaks Research and Practice Development Exchange Event

Wed 20th Jan 2021

About this Event


Improving the availability, choice and quality of short breaks is vitally important if we are to effectively support carers to look after their own health and have a life of their own alongside their caring responsibilities. COVID-19 has necessitated a rapid transformation of the ways we support carers and individuals with complex care needs to take a short break, including breaks delivered via on-line resources and breaks taken in the outdoors.

The purpose of this event is to:

  • Share knowledge and experience about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on short breaks and respite care
  • Highlight examples of creative approaches to breaks provision that have developed during the pandemic
  • Capture what matters, going forward, to reflect the needs and preferences of those using short breaks
  • Explore lessons for future policy and practice development

There are opportunities to hear from:

Short break providers

Who should attend?

This event is for anyone interested in evidence-informed policy and practice and how this applies to the development of meaningful and sustainable short breaks. If you are a carer or you are involved in research, policy development, assessment and support planning, commissioning or service delivery, this event will be of interest to you.


Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/short-breaks-learning-from-lockdown-registration-132812470675

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