This Statistics Release presents 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 figures used in this publication were originally collected and published by each Local Authority in Scotland. Local Authorities are 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). 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.
Please note that all figures in this release are final and replace the provisional figures published on 15 th December 2009.
This release presents the results for the last three 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 2008/09
Source: Audit Scotland SPI
C - Same methodology used as in 2007/08 making the figure comparable to 2007/08