We provided grants directly to unpaid Carers who live in Argyll and Bute.
The initial aim of Carers Voice was to offer a series of sessions comprising of art/creative work and a number of workshops consisting of spoken word/song and creative writing over a period of 8 weeks twice a year.
The purpose of these sessions were primarily to give mental health carers the opportunity to have a bit of ‘time out’ in a place where they could come to express themselves, learn new skills or take up activity in a supportive and creative manner.
Our Creative Breaks Project helped carers access respite and offer them tools and techniques to cope better with the day to day stressors of their role through 2 Mindfulness Courses delivered by our Family Support Service.
We organised 9 hours of respite group befriending each month for 20 older people who are either carers or cared for through our older people’s befriending service called Third Age Befriending Service.
Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health supports adults with poor mental health and their families.
We provide an evening care service at Whitehill Court two evenings a week for people in the community living with dementia.
Each evening, five service users access the service from 5pm till 10pm. We provide transport and meals either in Whitehill Court or out in the local or extended community. Service users have the opportunity to access activities outwith their homes enabling them to interact with other people in their community.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in Moray
We provided grants directly to Carers who live in North Ayrshire, Arran or Cumbrae.
We provided respite for young carers to receive a short break away from their caring role and responsibilities at home, by hosting Mini Young Carer Camps that included an overnight stay and/or day trips.
The Young Carer Mini Camps/day trips were targeted at the hardest to reach and most vulnerable young carers that Y sort It engages with via our Young Carers 1-2-1 service both existing and new referrals.
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.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who have serious mental health problems and mental illness.