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Flexible respite care at home to support Carers of individuals living with dementia. Cared for individuals receive home support and befriending/activities. Respite is provided to carers whose caring roles are the most demanding and to those who are not currently receiving any respite services.

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Nurtured Nature is our Carers allotment project. The adult group meet weekly and attend individually. All 6 of our Young Carers groups take turns at attending. It gives Carers a chance of fresh air and exercise, learning new skills, new friendships and sampling the produce.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Orkney Islands who are doing a significant amount of caring.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Western Isles.

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The Forget-Me-Not Club exists to support people with Dementia, their Carer & family. Within the organisation there is an opportunity to provide needs-led short break respite for people with Dementia to provide a break for Carers knowing their loved ones are in an acceptable and safe environment.

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Buddies Clubs provide short breaks for adults aged 21-35 years with additional support needs who live in Glasgow and surrounding areas enabling their parents/carers to have overnight respite.

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Amina Carers Befriending project supports carers with short breaks opportunities to enjoy a life
outside of their caring role and to ensure that they are supported to sustain that caring role. We do
this by combination of face to face befriending and group activities for example lunch club, forest
walks, and visits weekly to the hydro pool.

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Quarriers aided 4 Moray activity providers to widen the range of short breaks and develop services for an array of additional support needs. Carers and their Cared-for took part in the pilot, with other creative break options including trips, tickets and equipment through Time to Live funding.

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Hopscotch Short Breaks

We organised 2 short 5 day breaks for 16 older people with dementia to Argour, Ardnamurchan Peninsula, West Scotland which also gave their carers space to organise their own respite break.

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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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