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The 10th International Short Break Conference Scotland 2016

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The 10th ISBA International Conference

13th – 15th September 2016
Edinburgh, Scotland

Welcome to the 10th ISBA conference website.

The International Short Break Association (ISBA) was established in 1995 and is a world-wide ‘community’ concerned with the effective delivery of short breaks (respite care) services.

ISBA exists to create opportunities to share knowledge and experience of short break provision across international and cultural boundaries.   ISBA’s purpose is to support developments in policy and practice which improve the experience of short breaks for everyone.   Underpinning this is a shared belief that short breaks play a vital role in promoting health and well-being, and in strengthening carers and families.

The aims of the 10th ISBA conference are:

Through key note speakers, presentations, workshops and discussion the conference will consider:

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Assembly Rooms

The 10th ISBA conference is being held at The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. It is one of Edinburgh City Centre’s largest and most impressive multi-purpose event spaces. A perfect and exciting place for us.

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