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Caring Matters

Caring Matters provided a weekly informal meeting opportunity for carers living in the rural locality of Greater Shotts. Providing community transport where required, carers are able to access information, support and relaxation therapies in a safe and confidential environment.

Where respite support is unavailable, carers have the choice to bring along their cared for and they supported in their own activity by qualified support workers and trained volunteers. The group meeting also facilitates the opportunity for couples and family carers to enjoy quality time together through providing support to participate in joint activities.

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Cosgrove Weekender

We provided tailored support to enable carers and adults with learning disabilities to enjoy a weekend respite break of their choice.

This provided the whole family with a break from the pressures of daily life and it supported them to reconnect with family, friends and partners.

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Taster sessions are provided for new Carers to try out short breaks to see if this is something that they might find beneficial to their own health and wellbeing.

Replacement care is provided by LifeCare’s fully trained and disclosed staff so that you need not be concerned about your loved one whilst you are taking some time out to see to your own needs.

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Adults Short Breaks Project

We provided 1:1 and group befriending for adults with learning disabilities living in the Scottish Borders.

This improved their quality of life and gave their family carers the chance to enjoy a life outside of their caring role. The service was delivered entirely by volunteers.

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GAMH Carer Support Project

We provided opportunities for Mental Health Carers including those from hardly reached communities to participate in “Me Time” health and wellbeing sessions and social activities/outings.

Sessions included pampering, relaxation, self-management tips and arts and crafts focusing on fun time out from caring.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in South Ayrshire

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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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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Lanarkshire

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Tagsa Uibhist Respite Care Home

Tagsa Uibhist are now providing a personalised respite support service within our unique respite care cottage.

The service is registered as a care home but we strive to keep it as homely as possible making sure there is flexible times for meals and people do not need to go to bed an get up before they are ready. Carers can book 1 week or a few days depending on what they need.

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Time Out Project

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult over 21 and live in West Lothian.

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