We provided regular short breaks to young adults with a range of additional support needs, promoting peer support and learning to develop independence and natural socialisation skills. This gave some parents and carer’s time to themselves.
The grant enabled us to improve the range of activities we could offer 12 cared for adults with disabilities who attend our Wednesday Family Club.
We provided activities and training courses to support carers and their families. There were art groups, mindfulness training courses, education courses, and breaks within our centre. This allowed carers opportunities to get a break and to meet others in similar situations.
The Family and Carer Support Service is a successful part of FDAMH who offer a wide range of quality services to the local community, one-to-one support, regular support groups and carers education and training courses.
We provided grants directly to carers living in South Ayrshire.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Scottish Borders.
We provided a short break for unpaid carers throughout Cowal & Bute to luxury 5 star accommodation including sauna in the apartments and full use of all spa facilities and leisure facilities within the complex at Portavadie Marina.
The Carers who attended enjoyed Full Scottish Breakfast each morning and fine dining/refreshments. All travel costs were fully funded and this included a day trip to Tarbert for those who wished to attend.
We provided lunch clubs and day activities for older people with disabilities, offering help and support to their carers.
Community Care Assynt is a project which promotes the independence of older people through the provision of lunch clubs and activities to help them stay within a social circle. We also offer carers a day respite service which allows carers to attend medical or other important appointments.
We provided 1:1 and group befriending for adults with learning disabilities living in the Scottish Borders.
This provided friendships, improved their wellbeing, confidence & social skills and provide respite for their family carers. The service was delivered entirely by volunteers.
We provided 25 places for Glasgow children to attend our holiday playschemes over a period of 8 weeks over the year.
This gave families who have children with complex needs the opportunity to have some much needed respite while their young people were looked after in a safe, caring and stimulating environment.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in Midlothian.