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

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

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Yolo Sistas

We provided a weekly group for young female, BME carers living within City of Edinburgh.

The aim of the project was to access ‘hard-to-reach’ carers from BME communities and give the girls a space to share their experience both as carers and as teenage girls who often feel different from their peers and socially isolated.

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We provided grants directly to carers of adults who live in Highland to access their own, personalised respite break.

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Milan provided a fortnightly Carer Support Group for carers of older people. Carers meet in a calm environment where they had some quality time for themselves outwith their pressurising roles and had the opportunity to meet others in the same situation.

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We organised a 4 day holiday to Flamingo Land West Yorkshire for Kinship Carer’s and their families living in West Dunbartonshire. Their first ever

Their first ever holiday it was a time for the children to bond and make new frienships with children of the same circumstances to better their daily lives and show that they are not “alone” in kinship. We are a support group in West Dunbartonshire who provide support and a listening ear to carers in the region

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Kinship Carers and the children they care for went on a short break to Flamingo Land during the Easter Break in 2016 from Monday to Friday.

The families took part in various activities during the break such as swimming, the Zoo and the entertainment sessions. The peer support provided helped the carers cope better and the break improved their mental and physical well-being.

Our group Kinship for the Future (North) is a peer support group which campaigns for improvements for Kinship Carers. We hold weekly support meetings in the north of Glasgow.

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Indepen-dance provided a 6 day creative dance residency for our Adult Performance Company who have learning disabilities.

It was hosted in the Zinc Arts Centre, Essex, the UK’s first fully accessible and residential arts centre complete with theatre space. Enabling their parents/carers to have a break.

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We provided grants directly to carers who who live in Perth & Kinross, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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