The consultation Think Tank is an action learning project I am developing in partnership with Shared Care Scotland. The Think Tank brings together a number of short breaks providers with commissioners/budget holders from local authority or health settings. We will work together to create a short breaks consultation toolkit. We aim to help people who plan, pay for and provide short break services to engage and consult more effectively with carers and those they care for, in a range of settings. This becomes ever more important as more people begin to take control of their own individual support budgets. The toolkit will be freely downloadable from a range of websites from March 2014 and builds on the success of the easy evaluation toolkit.