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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2016-17

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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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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Time to Live for Mental Health Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness living in Scotland.

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Respite Services for Parents/Carers/Siblings

We provided TOFFEE Club activity based play sessions for children with multiple support needs.

This service allowed parents/carers time to themselves to de-stress, look after their own health, or spend quality time and focus on their other children and family members.

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Carer Support Project

We provided opportunities for Mental Health Carers including those from hardly reached communities to participate in ” Me Time” health and well being sessions, learning activities and social outings.

Sessions included pampering, self-management, crafts,computing, cooking and dancing focusing on fun time out from caring.

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Family Weekend

We provided individuals who are affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta living in Scotland the opportunity to attend our Family Conference, by covering the travel and accommodation costs for them and their families/carers. The event was held in Reading in August 2016.

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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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Carers Choice

We provided the Carers Choice Service offering carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring, through a Volunteer Befriender.  Allowing them to spend time with their cared for person (patient) at home.

Carers were offered a choice of accessing Hospice based therapies and support or using the time to catch up with family or friends, or alternatively accessing leisure and recreational activities.

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"ME" Time for Carers Respite Support Service

We provided flexible respite care at home to support Carers of individuals living with dementia providing “ME” time. Cared For individuals received home support and befriending/activities.

Respite was provided to Carers new to our organisation and not currently receiving any respite services but whose caring roles are the most demanding.

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Center Parcs Healthy Activities Break

We provided a healthy activities break to Center Parcs in the Lake District for 20 Kinship Carers and the 30 children they care for.

The break offers many opportunities to do activities such as swimming, cycling etc as well as enjoy the calming environment of the forest. The carers feel they are not all alone and feel better supported in their caring role.

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