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We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Western Isles.

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We provided grants directly to carers who are caring for person(s) living with dementia living in Scotland.

Being a national organisation we offer the same opportunity all applicants no matter their geographical location, giving them a break from their caring role.

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We left Stornoway on the 7 am ferry on the Monday, travelled by coach to Perth, arriving in the late afternoon. On Tuesday we went to the Deepsea World at Queensferry, and took in tenpin bowling in Dunfermline.

Wednesday was spent in the city with an evening at Perth concert hall to see the Foster & Allen show. Thursday visited Blair Drummond Safari Park, evening entertainment of Scottish singing and dancing in the hotel.

After breakfast on Friday headed for Ullapool to catch the evening ferry back to Stornoway. We had an amazing time, and it makes it all worthwhile when you see the smile on the faces of those involved.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2015-16

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.

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Short Breaks for people with Dementia & their Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for people living with dementia to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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Tagsa Uibhist Doigheag Respite Care Home

Tagsa Uibhist provided respite care on a flexible basis depending on family carers requirements.

Doigheag is a small homely facility that promotes individuality and encourages independence and choice. if residential respite is not suitable or a room is not available we will try to find community support staff to provide respite at home.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Western Isles to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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Our project enabled 5 Scottish adults who have OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta), to attend our Family Weekend Conference with their family carers and children if any.

The event was held in Manchester the weekend of 11th Sep 2015.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for someone living with dementia. The break or activity must help to decrease carer stress, increase carer wellbeing and help them sustain their caring role.

It is aimed that this is done without adverse effect on the person that they care for and mostly an alternative to traditional respite.

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Tagsa Uibhist Respite Care Home

Tagsa Uibhist are now providing a personalised respite support service within our unique respite care cottage.

The service is registered as a care home but we strive to keep it as homely as possible making sure there is flexible times for meals and people do not need to go to bed an get up before they are ready. Carers can book 1 week or a few days depending on what they need.

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