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● One week’s residential respite for a family in crisis;
● 200 hours of in-home respite spread over 10 weeks for 2 families in crisis;
● 3 psychological assessments for children with autism/on a waiting list for vital supports for more than 1 year;
● An 8-week course of counselling for 10 family carers who have reached burnout;
● Practical skills workshops (e.g. patient moving and handling) for 200 family carers
● Training for 40 family carers in:
• caring with confidence or
• coping with challenging behaviours or
• dealing with progressive, life-limiting conditions.
● 1 sensory space bed for a child with intellectual disability or an adult with dementia, providing a safe place for the cared-for person and huge peace of mind for their family carer;
● 1 therapeutic assisted height adjustable bath, with sensory tools to reduce stress for both the cared-for-person and the family carer;
● One-to-one Crisis Intervention Clinics for 100 family carers
● A course of behavioural therapy sessions for 4 children/adults with intellectual disability exhibiting challenging behaviours (which have become more prevalent during the pandemic when services shut down).
● Medical equipment that assists the family carer in their role at home, e.g. electrical ceiling hoists; customised mobility solutions; housing adaptations such as accessible bathroom renovations;
● 1 x wheelchair accessible vehicle;
● Bespoke 12-week well-being support programme for 100 family carers in crisis.
Thank you for helping us to ensure that no-one has to care alone.