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Respite Care, Scotland, 2014

Respite Care, Scotland, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ISBN: 9781784128838

Presents information on respite care services provided or purchased by Local Authorities in Scotland. Respite Care is a service intended to benefit a carer and the person he or she cares for by providing a short break from caring tasks.

Executive Summary

Taking into account changes in methodology of data collection, it is estimated that the number of respite weeks provided in Scotland has increased by 10,650 weeks (6.2%) in real terms between 2007/08 and 2013/14. The increases between individual years are as follows:

• increase of 1,300 weeks (0.8%) between 2007/08 and 2008/09

• increase of 7,860 weeks (4.0%) between 2008/09 and 2009/10

• increase of 1,410 weeks (0.7%) between 2009/10 and 2010/11

• increase of 1,340 weeks (0.7%) between 2010/11 and 2011/12

• increase of 740 weeks (0.4%) between 2011/12 and 2012/13

• decrease of 1,990 weeks (1.0%) between 2012/13 and 2013/14