The International Short Break Association (ISBA) is a worldwide initiative made up of agencies and organisations providing health care and respite services for families concerned with disabilities. Their work is inclusive and responsive to their clients needs.
ISBA exists to provide the opportunity to acquire knowledge and experience of Short Break Care, across national and cultural boundaries. We want to create professional and physical tools with the aim of securing the home life of families and ensuring the integrity of the family unit.
The terms ‘Short Break’ and ‘Respite Care’ are interchangeable and their use reflects how different countries around the world refer to the breaks from the caring routine that people need to have a life outside of that routine.
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