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We provided grants directly to carers who live in South Ayrshire and provide 20+ hours/week of unpaid care to a family member, partner, relative or friend caring for an adult 21 years and over and needs help to manage a long term condition, disability, physical or mental health problem or addiction.

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Argyll and Bute Carers Network

We provided grants directly to carers who live in Argyll and Bute. The funds were split between all 4 carers centres and 3 crossroads services within the are. Helensburgh got an extra share to provide respite service as they have no Crossroads.

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Therapies provide carers with an opportunity to relax and be pampered and enjoy the relaxing experience provided. There is also peer support from other carers who understand the ups and downs of what it means to be a carer.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in North Lanarkshire

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Me Time for Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who live in Shetland.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Scottish Borders

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Social Clubs for young adults with challenging behaviour

To provide a weekly social club for isolated young adults with additional support needs and challenging behaviour between the ages of 20 and 30 so they can socialise and take part in monthly outings. The social club runs for 50 weeks of the year on Wednesday nights from 6 to 9pm. Club night also provides vital time off for the parent(s) of the young people who all live at home and many of their parent(s) may not be so young themselves or may have their own health issues.

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LifeCare - Time Out for Carers Aspirations and Needs

We provided carers of people with dementia, long-term conditions, and disabilities in Edinburgh with a total of 500 hours of replacement care over a year to enable them to plan and take time for themselves away from their caring role to do the things that were most important to them.

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Outward Mobility short breaks pilot

Our Outward Mobility Project piloted a short break service with an initial 15 adults with learning disabilities from Edinburgh and the Lothians. We aim to broaden our students’ experience, enabling them to access tailored activities engaging with nature and the outdoors. Through this service we also aim to provide a valuable window of respite for their carers.

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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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