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Some physical exercise and time out of the house in the fresh air.

What’s important to Gary?

Gary cares for his father who has dementia. He has always kept dogs but as his caring role increased he was finding it harder to find the time to take them for walks – especially in the bad weather.

What would make a good break for Gary?

He enjoyed his daily walks with the dogs as they gave him time away from his father, physical exercise and time out of the house in the fresh air.

How did Gary manage to get a break?

He used a grant to buy new equipment (coats, muzzles and leads) that makes it easier, and quicker, to take his dogs out. His father can spend short periods of time on his own and Gary can fit his breaks around his caring role.

"He enjoyed his daily walks with the dogs as they gave him time away from his father."

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