Welcome to Shared Stories – a digital media project designed to help you share your own stories on the benefits of respite breaks while highlighting good practice and innovation.

Video is a really direct and powerful way for organisations of any size to communicate their key messages and share their stories. This year Shared Care Scotland are working with Media Education to encourage organisations in the short breaks sector to make the best use of the technology they already have access to.

The Shared Stories website has been set up as resource and information pages, for all those receiving funding through the Better Breaks Fund, to help you create 1-3 minute video case studies that capture the innovation and quality of your project. We’ve designed the process to be as quick and simple as possible so everyone can take part.

All you’ll need is:

• A basic video device – for example a handicam or your mobile phone

• A computer with an editing software package installed

• A family or two willing to help you film and feature in your video(s)

• A bit of patience and willingness to have a go!