ISBA 2016.
Unlocking the potential of Short Breaks.

The 10th International Short Break Conference Scotland 2016

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The 10th ISBA International Conference

13th – 15th September 2016
Assembly Rooms, 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:


Latest ISBA News:

ISBA committee meets in London

An excellent two days in London with members of the International Short Break Association Committee, plus three members of our Scotland Conference Planning Group.  An opportunity to catch-up on conference arrangements, exchange ideas and have a little fun in the process.  All agreed that the conference should reflect the aspirations we have for our short […]

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I was never top of the class at school, but my classmates must have seen potential in me, because my nickname was ‘Einstein.’

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He started quietly, with one goal in mind, resting only briefly as he crossed into Scotland. Teddy ISBA's journey has been at times arduous, and at times, stressful, but with the support of others he has taken the breaks he needed to and is now fully recharged. Whisky, golf, mountains, and beaches, Teddy ISBA has plans for them all as he wends his way toward The Assembly Rooms Edinburgh, on the 13th September 2016.

His goal? The 10th International Short Breaks Association Conference “Unlocking The Potential of Short Breaks”.

Follow him in the coming year as he visits people and places around Scotland, showing off the generosity and style of Scotland and sees the best of the short breaks on offer.

To find out more about Teddy ISBA's goal you can...

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Note the date in your diaries – 13th to 15th September 2016, Edinburgh Scotland.
If you want to be kept informed, email asking for your details to be added to our list. We would expect to open for early registration in October 2015.
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