Martin Whitfield MSP is joining colleagues and organisations across Scotland to help promote Shared Care Scotland’s Short Break Directory.

The directory is a valuable online resource designed to support individuals and families in Scotland – and organisations who work to support them – who require respite and short break services.

There are 800,000 unpaid carers in Scotland who provide over £36 billion worth of work. Unpaid carers are essential to the Scottish economy. Breaks from caring make a huge difference to the health and wellbeing of unpaid carers, yet many report being unable to access a break from their caring role when they need it most.

Martin Whitfield MSP said: 

“Three in five of us are likely to become a carer during our lifetime, and many carers don’t know about the support available to them to access breaks from their caring responsibilities. 

“I want to help ensure that respite and short breaks become more accessible and efficient for carers and organisations in Scotland.

“That’s why I’m pleased to help spread the word about the wide range of information available on Shared Care Scotland’s website, including its excellent Short Breaks Directory.

“Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive and easily accessible platform that connects people with a wide range of short break providers across the country.”

Access the directory and other information at Short break providers | Shared Care Scotland