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

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in North Lanarkshire

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We provided grants directly to carers who look after someone with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and to people with MND who have a carer who will also benefit. The project covers the whole of Scotland.

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Caring Connections Haven@Home is a successful initiative providing planned respite breaks and emotional support to carers and cared for in their own home across North and South Lanarkshire . The project supports people affected by a range of long term conditions and comorbidities who find it difficult to access support outwith the home due to complex caring routines, ill health or transport issues

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We provided grants directly to carers who provide care and support to people with serious mental health problems and mental illness

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Scotland and are caring for someone with a diagnosis of dementia.

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Speakeasy Lanarkshire Respite Break

We provided 2 respite breaks for carers and their cared for who are laryngectomies (removal of the voice box) due to cancer and are a self help group for fellow laryngectomees, oral, facial, head and neck cancers living in North and South Lanarkshire.

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Family Weekend

Our project enabled 5 Scottish adults, who have Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) , to attend our Family Weekend Conference, by covering the travel and accommodation costs for them, their family carers and their children if any. The event was held in London in August 2014.

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Home and Away

To date we have delivered respite services to 2 young people and 3 carers, a 5 week arts club and an 8 week photography club.

Young people have gone out for dinner, gone to the pantomime, visited local fetes, had walks along the beach, massage/girly pampering sessions, visited local parks, taken lots of photographs, made lots of art works and held an exhibition.

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The project has delivered 61 one to one sessions for 27 young people aged12-20 years and provided respite to 50 carers .The coordinator has carried out 27 detailed assessments of needs for 27 young people and 50 assessment of needs for 50 carers.

Young people have been supported by staff to plan and access activities e.g. attending local youth clubs, meet friends for cinema and bowling trips, participate in community events, visits to the science centre,art gallery , shopping , sports etc.

Carers have been able to access gyms, visit relatives, pursue hobbies, relax and have time to themselves.

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