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MECOPP provided ‘group’ residential short breaks to Minority Ethnic carers resident in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

This enabled them to have a break from their usual caring responsibilities. Participants were given the choice of attending either with or without the person they care for.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Glasgow in order to allow them to direct and design their own short breaks to meet their identified need.

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The Recreation Program

Options in Life ran social activities and skills development programme for isolated young adults with learning disabilities living in Fife.

The programme ran 2 full days each week, plus an extra half day most weeks, and regular evenings. Up to 15 adults with learning disabilities were accommodated on each outing.

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Young Adults Creative Breaks (Aged 21-35 Years)

We provided four breaks at various locations throughout the UK for our young people affected by disabilities, so that they could pursue their interests and have fun together with a group of their friends and peers.

They were supported by our staff giving their carers some well-needed respite. The breaks were for 5 days and 4 nights away.

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SHAYP Summer Camp 2016

We provided a5-day summer camp for 35 young carers, aged 8-25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s disease.

The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as one-to-one and group sessions with Scottish Huntington’s Association Specialist Youth Advisors, on the issues surrounding Huntington’s disease and being a young carer.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Shetland and are providing a substantial amount of care for an adult.

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We organised a small programme of Short Breaks (Family Days and Residentials) for Carers and those being Cared For, from the Gypsy/Traveller Community.

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We provided grants directly to carers living in Midlothian, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

 

 

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Time to Live

We provided grants directly to carers who live in Argyll and Bute caring for an adult 21 years and over, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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We provided 2 Carer breaks, a trip to the theatre for 35 members, and a Christmas Event for 42 members. These events significantly benefited carers and cared for by reducing social isolation, increasing confidence and mental wellbeing.

It allowed them to enjoy well planned events with others whose lives have been similarly compromised by Brain Injury either as an Acquired Brain Injury sufferer or an unpaid/family carer.

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