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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
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland

Now open for registration…click here to book your place

We are now looking for workshop proposals

Do you have a story to share? Would you like to tell it at the conference in a workshop?

Full details on how to apply can be found here

Deadline for proposals has been extended to the 19th February 2016

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:

In addition to a full two and a half day conference programme, we are also planning:

*A supplementary charge will apply to the optional Gala Dinner and Scottish evening
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6/01/2015 Just back from an amazing break at the Homelands Trust! It’s amazing seeing all these wonderful locations in the run up to this years ISBA conference in Edinburgh which is being held from the 13th – 15th of September! I had such a busy week! I hope you enjoy reading my diary; I even […]

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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.’

Teddy ISBA wishes all our International friends A very Happy Rabbie Burns Day for 25th January
Robert Burns is Scotland's best-loved bard and Burns Suppers have been held in his honour for over 200 years.
Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is regarded as the national poet of Scotland.
Born: January 25, 1759, Alloway
Died: July 21, 1796, Dumfries
Poems: To a Mouse, A Red, Red Rose, Tam o' Shanter, Auld Lang Syne

Typical Burns Supper consists of
Cock-a-leekie soup
Haggis warm reeking, rich wi' Champit Tatties,
Bashed Neeps
Tyspy Laird (sherry trifle)
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