Iriss, Shared Care Scotland, Coalition of Carers in Scotland and MECOPP worked together to carry out research into unpaid carers' experiences of short breaks from caring. The study explored, from the carers' perspective, the benefits of short breaks (provided by formal services and family and friends), good practice in planning and provision, and areas for improvement. The research involved a Scotland-wide survey, focus groups and interviews.
The survey data, data codebook, copy of the survey and a subset of data from black and minority ethnic survey respondents are available on this page.
The full Rest assured? report, a summary briefing and a discussion paper are also available.