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We provided complimentary therapies for Carers and the people they care for in their own home, to help improve their emotional health and wellbeing.

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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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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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Creative Breaks - Short Breaks Fund

We provided grants directly to carers who live in North and South Lanarkshire to plan and pay for a break of their choice.

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We held a very successful summer club over 10 days in July 2016 which benefited carers of members of Ashcraig Former Pupils Club, an organisation which provides a safe social environment for young adults with physical/visual disabilities.

Members took part in a variety of activities such as art projects, sport and relaxation techniques.

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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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We organised a small programme of Short Breaks (Family Days and Residentials) for Carers and those being Cared For, from the Gypsy/Traveller Community.

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Scottish Disability Sport Junior Summer Camp

To support the continuation of a fully managed, all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan-disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained through increased activity.

Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment.

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Corseford School Summer Club 2016

We provided a 2 week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for 14 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.

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