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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


The conference is now full.  If you would like to be notified should any places become available, please email lesley.gudgeon@sharedcarescotland.com


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 have planned:

*A supplementary charge will apply to the optional Gala Dinner and Scottish evening
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• Papii: 101 Hanover Street
• Affogato: 36 Queensferry Street
• Marys Milk Bar: 19 Grassmarket
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Teddy Isba has been out and about in the lovely spring weather checking out amazing Coffee Stops in Edinburgh that you can all visit whether it is a coffee, cake, sandwich or even a good wholesome tasty breakfast you fancy. Here are Teddy Isba`s top ten places. All establishments rewarded with certificate of Excellence.

• Leo`s Beanery : 23a Howe Street
• Sugarhouse Sandwhiches: 158 Canongate
• Hula Juice Bar:  103-105 West Bow
• Papii: 101 Hanover Street
• Affogato: 36 Queensferry Street
• Marys Milk Bar: 19 Grassmarket
• Le Café Bleu: 62 Westport
• Roseleaf: 23/24 Sandport Place
• Edinburgh Larder Café: 15 Black Friars Street
• Mimi`s Bakehouse: 63 The Shore