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.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who have serious mental health problems and mental illness.
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.
We improved the mental health and wellbeing of dementia carers and their loved ones by delivering regular, planned respite breaks at home.
The project developed a successful pilot to increase capacity in the community to support dementia carers through support and information to sustain their caring relationships at home
Caring Matters provided a weekly informal meeting opportunity for carers living in the rural locality of Greater Shotts. Providing community transport where required, carers are able to access information, support and relaxation therapies in a safe and confidential environment.
Where respite support is unavailable, carers have the choice to bring along their cared for and they supported in their own activity by qualified support workers and trained volunteers. The group meeting also facilitates the opportunity for couples and family carers to enjoy quality time together through providing support to participate in joint activities.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in Lanarkshire
Over the last year we have been running a programme of short breaks (residential and day events) for carers, and people being cared for, from the Gypsy/Traveller community living in Perth & Kinross, Lothian and Argyll.
We provided a 2 week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for 17 children with complex support needs.
One tailored week for older and one for younger pupils. An activity and play-based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their high level care needs.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome who lives with them.