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Creative Breaks Programme - Funded Projects 2012

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Creative Breaks is funded by the Scottish Government as part of their commitment to the development of Short Breaks for the benefit of carers and those they care for.

 

The programme will distribute a little under £1m of grants to third sector organisations for the provision of breaks.

The purpose of the Creative Breaks Grant Programme is to improve the range, choice and availability of short breaks so that carers and the people they care for have a better quality of life and feel better supported in their caring relationship.

We know that having a short break can make an enormous difference to carers and the people they care for by providing the space to rest, to be themselves, to pursue a hobby, catch up with friends or just relax and recharge.  For some people a short break is something they enjoy having together, and for others it is enjoying quality time apart.  In particular, we are keen for this fund to be an opportunity to pilot different approaches to the development of personalised short breaks or to embed existing good practice, to support the redesign of services and to stimulate the exchange of good practice.

For more information about the Short Breaks Fund contact the Short Breaks Fund Manager on 01383 622 462.

Below is a list of projects that were funded in the Creative Breaks Programme in October 2012.  Please contact the individual projects if you require further information.

Any project with this symbol TTL has funding available for individual carers to create their own breaks.  Individuals should contact these organisations directly to get details of the application process.


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Scotland Wide

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray

Angus

Argyll and Bute

Dumfries and Galloway

Dundee

Edinburgh and The Lothians

Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire

Fife

Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire

Highland

North and South Lanarkshire

North, South, and East Ayrshire

Orkney

Perth and Kinross

Scottish Borders

Shetland

West Dunbartonshire

Western Isles


Scotland Wide

Alzheimer Scotland TTL

Awarded £31,200 to provide short break grants to individual carers of people with dementia

www.alzscot.org / 0808 808 3000 / Julie Millar   

HIV-AIDS Carers & Family Service Provider Scotland   

Awarded £3,600 to provide caravan holidays for families affected by HIV/AIDS   

www.hiv-aids-carers.org.uk / 0141 445 8797 / Mary Robertson

Scottish Huntington's Association   

Awarded £20,000 to run a summer camp for 55 young carers of adults with Huntington's

www.hdscotland.org / 0141 848 0308 / Valerie Ross

Scottish Spina Bifida Association

Awarded £15,000 to host a residential weekend break for carers of adults with spina bifida

www.ssba.org.uk / 01236 794500 / Diane Waugh

Down's Syndrome Scotland TTL

Awarded £22,815 to provide short breaks grants to individual carers of adults with Down's syndrome   

www.dsscotland.org.uk / 0131 313 4225 / Sarah Van Putten

MND Scotland  TTL

Awarded £5,000 to provide short breaks grants to carers of people with Motor Neurone Disease   

www.mndscotland.org.uk / 0141 945 1077 / Virginia Hewitt

Sense Scotland TTL

Awarded £13,186 to provide short break grants to individual carers of people with complex communication support need

www.sensescotland.org.uk / 0141 429 0294 / Isabel McLachlan

Support in Mind Scotland TTL

Awarded £25,480 to provide short break grants to individual carers of people with a mental illness

www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk / 0131 662 4359 / Frances Simpson


Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray

Aberdeen Association of Social Service TTL

Awarded 20,231 to provide short breaks grants to individual carers in Aberdeen

www.vsa.org.uk / 01224 212021 / Diane McCabe

Aberdeen Association of Social Service TTL

Awarded £19,775 to provide short breaks grants to individual carers in Aberdeenshire

www.vsa.org.uk / 01224 212021 / Diane McCabe

BIG Group

Awarded £6,000 to pilot a project of individualised short breaks for 6 families with complex care responsibilities in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, and Moray

www.big-grampian.org.uk / 019755 81415 / Joke Wardle

Kincardine & Deeside Befriending

Awarded £20,000 to develop a befriending scheme for 20 people with dementia in Aberdeenshire

www.kdbefriending.org.uk / 01569 765714 / Brigitte Mathews

Quarriers TTL

Awarded £19,794 to provide short break grants to individual carers in Moray

www.quarriers.org.uk / 01505 612224/616000 / Anna McTaggart


Angus

Angus Carers Centre

Awarded £27,978 to establish new support services for carers in Angus

www.anguscarers.co.uk / 01241 439157 / Mhairi Blyth


Argyll and Bute

Argyll & Bute Carers Network TTL

Awarded £21,000 to provide short break grants to individual carers in Argyll and Bute

www.carersnet.org/contact/memberorgs.php / 01631 562 689 / Tricia Morrison


Dumfries and Galloway

The Princes Royal Trust for Carers, Dumfries & Galloway TTL

Awarded £28,147 to provide short breaks grants to individual carers in Dumfries and Galloway

www.carers.org/local-service/dumfries / 01387 248600 / Claudine Brindle


Dundee

Amina  Muslim Womens Resource Centre

Awarded £27,203 to provide befriending and activities to isolated BME carers

www.mwrc.org.uk / 0808 801 0301 / Smina Akhtar


Edinburgh and The Lothians

East Lothian Young Carers Ltd

Awarded £23,555 to run holiday clubs and family days out to support young carers   

www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/finding-help-where-you-live/item/1594-east-lothian-young-carers / 0131 665 8990 / Sarah Davies

CA(I)RE Programme

Awarded £10,000 to provide activities and friendship for 30 older carers

www.ericliddell.org/services/caire-programme / 0131 447 4520 / Julie McEwan

Care for Carers

Awarded £15,000 to provide residential weekends  and social events for carers

www.care4carers.org.uk / 0131 661 6192 / Ruth MacLennan

Caring in Craigmillar

Awarded £11,219 to run residential holiday breaks for cared-for older people

www.caringincraigmillar-daysupport.co.uk / 0131 659 2920 / Midge Lamb

Edinburgh Young Carers Project

Awarded £8,500 to provide a residential short break for young carers

www.youngcarers.org.uk / 0131 475 2322 / Audrey Peacocke

LifeCare Edinburgh Ltd

Awarded £11,600 to pilot a a short breaks service for 50 carers of people with dementia

www.lifecare-edinburgh.org.uk / 0131 343 0941 / Su Millar

Multi Cultural Family Base

Awarded £14,500 to provide social and cultural activities for young carers from BME communities

www.mcfb.org.uk / 0131 467 7052 / Bina Chaudhry

NSF (Scotland) Edinburgh Carer Support Project   

Awarded £4,000 to run a story telling project for 12 carers of people with mental illness

www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk / 0131 662 4359 / Lorraine Keith

The Yard Adventure Centre

Awarded £8,707 to run a Saturday evening social club for young adults with a disability

www.theyardscotland.org.uk / 0131 476 4506 / Jenny MacDonald

VOCAL - Voice of Carers Across Lothian TTL

Awarded £32,257 to provide short breaks grants to individual carers in Edinburgh. Also awarded £11,700 to provide short breaks grants to individual carers in Midlothian

www.vocal.org.uk / 0131 622 6666 / Seb Fischer or Julie Gardner

Epilepsy Scotland

Awarded £15,000 to support 20 families of children with serious epilepsy in Edinburgh, East Lothian and West Lothian

www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk / 0808 8002200 / Debbie MacKinnon

PASDA   

Awarded £2,460 to provide social activities for 48 carers of adults with autism in Edinburgh, East Lothian, and West Lothian

www.pasda.org.uk / 0131 220 1075 / Karina Williams

No Limits

Awarded £11,500 to run a family residential short break for 20 carers and disabled young people to Kielder.  

nolimitssportsclub.org.uk / 01506 855914 / Paul Weddell

Carers of West Lothian TTL

Awarded £12,500 to provide short breaks grants to individual carers in West Lothian   

www.carers-westlothian.com / 01506 771750 / Mary-Denise McKernan

Barnardo's Scotland   

Awarded £2,000 to provide support for young carers of a disabled sibling in West Lothian

www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/who_we_are/scotland.htm / 01506 656325 / Fiona Main


Falikirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire

See No Limits entry in the Edinburgh section

PRT Carers Centre (Falkirk & Clackmannanshire) TTL

Awarded £21,430 to provide short break grants to individual carers in Falkirk and Clackmannanshire

www.carers.org/local-service/falkirk / 01324 611510 / Agnes McMillan

PRT Stirling Carers Centre   

Awarded £9,809 to provide a group break to London for 20 young carers   

www.carers.org/local-service/stirling / 01786 447 003 / James Marshall

PLUS   

Awarded £15,348 to provide individualised short breaks for 20 disabled children   

www.plus-stirling.org.uk / 01786 450086 / Susan Rodger


Fife

See No Limts entry in the Edinburgh section

CVS Fife ( Council for Voluntary Service Fife)  TTL

Awarded £39,879 to provide short break grants to individual carers in Fife

www.fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk / 01592 751749 / Joanna Clark

Respite Fife

Awarded £5,969 to provide short-notice breaks to carers of adults with a learning disability

www.respite-fife.org.uk / 01592 269399 / Heather Cleave


Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire

Bield Housing Association

Awarded £9,000 to provide an evening respite service for people with dementia 

www.bield.co.uk / 0131 273 4000 / Kevin Rowe

ENABLE Glasgow

Awarded £5,490 to contribute to the cost of an emergency respite project

www.enableglasgow.org.uk / 0141 332 7420 / Colin Menabney

Geeza Break

Awarded £10,000  to provide youth club places and after school activities for children of kinship care families   

www.geezabreak.org.uk / 0141 573 2900 / Doreen Paterson

Kinship for The Future North

Awarded £14,700 to run a short holiday break for 30 kinship care families

0141 336 3317 / Jean Forrester

Quarriers

Awarded £10,725 to provide activities for young carers and young people who live with kinship carers

www.quarriers.org.uk / 01505 612224/616000 / Anna McTaggart

Support in Mind Scotland

Awarded £4,000 to provide short breaks for carers of people with mental illness in Glasgow

www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk / 0131 662 4359 / Alistair Henry

West Glasgow Grandparents Kinship Carers

Awarded £10,500 to provide a caravan break for 16 kinship care families

www.wggg.org.uk / 07950 229384 / Charlotte Reid

Buddies Clubs and Services (Glasgow West Ltd)   

Awarded £6,692 to pilot personalised short breaks for 6 young people with complex disabilities

http://buddiesclubs.designedbyoomph.co.uk/ / 0141 434 0201 / Jane Hook


Highland

CHILDREN 1ST   

Awarded £21,000 to develop support and short breaks for kinship carers

www.children1st.org.uk / 0131 446 2300 / Les Hood

Highland Community Care Forum TTL

Awarded £25,000 to provide short break grants to individual carers in Highland

www.highlandcommunitycareforum.org.uk / 01463 723561 / Tina Morrow

SNAP

Awarded £14,000 to provide activities and overnight short breaks for 24 young adults with complex support needs. Also awarded £7,500 to provide daytime and residential activities for disabled children

www.snapinverness.com / 01463 233006 / Sharon Fraser


North and South Lanarkshire

Parkinson's Self Help Group (North Lanarkshire) 

Awarded £8,320 to provide complementary therapies to carers of people with Parkinson's disease in North lanarkshire

www.parkinsonselfhelp.org.uk / 01236 766350 / Alison Reynolds

SpeakEasy 

Awarded £7,200 to provide a group short break for carers of people affected by laryngectomy in North and South Lanarkshire

01555 893184 / Ann Muir

The Haven

Awarded £19,872 to provide complementary therapies at home to people with life limiting conditions and their carers in North and South Lanarkshire

www.thehavencentre.com / 01698 727884 / Connie Postlethwaite

The PRTC Carer's Centre TTL

Awarded £15,000 to distribute to carers directly as grants for short breaks.

www.carers.org/lanarkshire / 01698 428090 / Morag O'Donnell


North, South, and East Ayrshire

British Red Cross

Awarded £18,107 to support carers of people with Huntington's in North, South and East Ayrshire

www.redcross.org.uk / 01292 293946 / Robert Noble


Orkney

Crossroads Orkney TTL

Awarded £2,500 to provide short break grants to individual carers on Orkney

www.crossroadsorkney.co.uk / 01856 87 0500 / Olivia Tait


Perth and Kinross

PKAVS Young Carers Project   

Awarded £12,421 to run a homework and activities club for young carers   

www.pkavs.org.uk / 01738 567076 / Raymond Jamieson


Scottish Borders

Interest Link Borders   

Awarded £13,865 to provide befriending for adults with a learning disability

www.interestlink.org.uk / 01573 410760 / Andrew Findlay

New Horizons Borders   

Awarded £14,764 to run 4 residential weekends for carers of people with a mental illness and those they care for 

www.newhorizonsborders.co.uk / 01896 755510 / Lisa Archibald

PRT Borders Carers Centre  TTL

Awarded £13,000 to provide short break grants to individual carers in Scottish Borders   

www.carers.org/local-service/galashiels / 01896 752431 / Fiona Morrison


Shetland

Voluntary Action Shetland TTL 

Awarded £2,403 to provide short break grants to individual carers on Shetland   

www.shetland-communities.org.uk/subsites/vas / 01595 743900 / Jo Jack


West Dunbartonshire

Y Sort It - Youth Info & Support Networks   

Awarded £13,208 to run 3 residential activity breaks  to benefit 40 young carers   

http://ysortit.com / 0141 941 3308 / Gillian Kirkwood

Western Isles

Crossroads Lewis Care Attendant Scheme    

Awarded £12,890 to provide a short breaks service to carers on Lewis  

crossroadslewis.co.uk / 01851 705422 / Nicky Cowsill

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