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We organised a programme of short breaks (residential and day events) for carers, and those being cared for, from the Gypsy/Traveller community in rural and urban areas of Scotland.

Each break was designed to reduce isolation, promote wellbeing and improve knowledge of mainstream carer-related services.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Aberdeenshire and Moray.

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We provided grants directly to carers who were caring for an adult over 21 years living in West Dunbartonshire.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Perth and Kinross.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Orkney Islands.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Edinburgh.

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No Limits Holiday 2017

We took a group of carers and the people they care for on a week long activity break to Calvert Trust Kielder Northumbria.

No Limits are a multi- sportsclub for children and young people in the East Central Scotland area and we specialise in providing sporting and social opportunities. we also organise weekend activity breaks and week long activity holidays.

On a weekly basis we offer a Saturday morning sports session in Linlithgow , on a Friday evening a boccia Club at Bathgate , on a Sunday afternoon a fitness session at a gymnasium near Livingston, on Thursday mornings an archery session at Blackburn. We also organise 4 ten Pin Bowling competitions at deer Park Livingston.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2016-17

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

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