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MND Scotland Time to Live Grants

We provided grants directly to carers who look after someone with Motor Neurone Disease.

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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.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who have serious mental health problems and mental illness.

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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.

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We provided carers in Angus with a choice of activities to help them get some time away from caring. The voucher scheme allowed carers with identified health & well being needs to select a therapist of their choice (from a list of registered therapists) at a time and location of their choice.

The crafty carers group and the carers gardening group provided a weekly social group for adults to meet up and spend a bit of focused relaxation time whilst pursuing a hobby.

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Taymara R&R

We provide boat trips on the Tay for Carers and the people they Care For, including the opportunity to learn boating skills, enjoy an unconventional respite break.

In the case of Carers, or share with their charges inspirational experiences such as viewing dolphins at close quarters.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Fund

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

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Blazing Saddles

FABB Scotland’s Cycling Project, Blazing Saddles, has changed lives in varied and positive ways from regions as far apart as Angus and West Lothian.

All of this has provided respite care for parents and carers. From trikes to tandems families are cycling out together and experiencing the outdoors in a way that is improving everyone’s health and well-being.

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We provided activities for disabled children and young people to participate in along with their parents and brothers and sisters.

Based on feedback from the parent carers we put together lots of fun activities for all the family in a range of locations throughout Angus. Activities included, hydrotherapy sessions for family time out together and multi sports sessions.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child or adult with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and live in Scotland.

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