This Statistics Release 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.
The 2006/07 to 2008/09 figures used in this publication were originally collected and published by each Local Authority in Scotland. Local Authorities were required to collect and publish information on respite nights in a Care Home and respite hours provided at home as part of their Statutory Performance Indicators (SPIs). The 2009/10, 2010/11 & 2011/12 figures were submitted directly to the Scottish Government.
In this publication, the information has been presented and converted into respite weeks to allow presentation of an estimate of the total number of respite weeks provided each year in Scotland. In order to calculate this, seven respite nights equal one respite week and 52.5 hours equal one respite week.
This release presents the results for the last five years to give a picture of:
- The total number of respite weeks provided by each Local Authority in Scotland
- The amount of daytime and overnight respite provided
- The amount of respite provision by age group
Figure 1 : Overnight & Daytime Respite weeks provided in Scotland, 2006/07 to 2011/12
Source: Audit Scotland SPI data 2006/07-2008/09, Scottish Government 2009/10-2011/12
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