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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Glasgow.

The grant made available a flexible Time to Live fund that placed carers at the centre of the decision making process, deciding on what type of short break best suited their unique set of circumstances.

It enabled carers to have a break from their care role, maximise choices in life, improve quality of life for the carer and the cared for, improved carers health and wellbeing, facilitated carers feeling better supported and more able to sustain their care role.

The fund was targeted at those carers most in need of a break.

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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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We provided a respite service for carers living in the Glasgow area including ethnic minority groups. The carers were allocated 37 hours of flexible respite to use at their choice. These hours were provided to carers known to the service and carers referred by local authority and other professionals who were not receiving respite via local authority.

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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 provide weekend residential short breaks for carers called Stepping Out. The breaks are organised with activities, therapies, learning something new, outings, events and lots of social opportunities to bring carers together. Carers are free to join in with all the activities on offer or to take time out as they please.

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A range of respite services available to Kinship Carers – Grandparents and other extended family members in Glasgow who have sole care of their grandchildren or relatives, as a result of parental addictions. The aim is to give sole carers a break from their childcare responsibilities while at the same time offering a positive and enjoyable experience for children and young people.

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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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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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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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The Easterhouse Kinship Grup is part of the Banardo’s Youth Involvement and Family Support Project covering the whole of the North East of Glasgow. The group is made up of kinship carers stemming from families affected by substance misuse issues.
The Project sought funding to plan and deliver a programme of short break activities, which was designed, and run, by the Easterhouse Kinship Group. The short breaks benefited the members of the Easterhouse Kinship Carers Group and the children and young people they care for.

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