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Breaks from Caring Fund

We provided grants directly to carers who live in East Lothian to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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Autism Initiatives Activity Break Project

We provided short breaks for groups of autistic adults who do not access short break services as part of their regular support.

The breaks provided respite for families and opportunities to learn skills in a new setting, thereby improving a range of quality of life outcomes and reducing parent/carer anxiety.

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Tagsa Uibhist Doigheag Respite Care Home

Tagsa Uibhist provided respite care on a flexible basis depending on family carers requirements.

Doigheag is a small homely facility that promotes individuality and encourages independence and choice. if residential respite is not suitable or a room is not available we will try to find community support staff to provide respite at home.

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SDSB Self-directed Short Breaks

We provided grants directly to carers who live in East Renfrewshire and care for someone over the age of 21, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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We provided activities for young adults with complex learning and communication disabilities and autism.

The programme offered opportunities to participate in activities that will continue to the development of life skills, experience new social settings and new life experiences encouraging personal development and growth towards independence.

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Totally YAC Group

Our Totally YAC Group provided monthly short breaks for Young Adult Carers. They had access to varied and age appropriate activities, offering opportunities for socialising, and meeting others in the same situation.

Giving them a regular break from their caring role within a supportive environment.

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Short Breaks for Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who live in Falkirk district or Clackmannanshire, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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A Teatime Club for People with Dementia

The Teatime Club was held twice a month and is an opportunity for individuals living with dementia and their carer/family to enjoy a fish supper tea, cake, fun activities in a supported and caring environment.

Accessible transport to and from the club is available to anyone that needs it.

 

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Adult 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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We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness, living in Scotland.

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"The relaxation session at the end of the presentations was really good and gave me some good techniques to reduce stress at home."

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