We provided ‘Time for Me’ support groups for rural and remote carers in locations across Oban, Lorn and Isles enabling carers to get a break from caring role, focus on their own health and wellbeing, create enduring peer support relationships, access therapies for respite.
We also run a ‘Time for Me’ respite week for Carers to Hynish, Tiree.
We provided a short break for unpaid carers throughout Cowal & Bute to luxury 5 star accommodation including sauna in the apartments and full use of all spa facilities and leisure facilities within the complex at Portavadie Marina.
The Carers who attended enjoyed Full Scottish Breakfast each morning and fine dining/refreshments. All travel costs were fully funded and this included a day trip to Tarbert for those who wished to attend.
We provided grants directly to carers who live inn Argyll and Bute.
We provided grants directly to carers who support those affected by mental illness living in Scotland.
We provided a fully-supported, managed, all-inclusive residential multi-sports and activity camp for 35 youngsters at the newly refurbished accessible Inverclyde Centre in Largs.
The camp was four days long and provides a positive, inclusive and active environment for youngsters aged 10-18 with a physical or sensory impairment.
We provided five residential 5 day sail training voyages for young carers in 2017.
The holistic voyage experience sailing around the Scottish coast enabled young carers to develop new interests and skills, lasting friendships, and lead their own life outwith their caring responsibilities.
We provided a 3 day residential to Ardroy Outdoor Centre for young carers aged 8-12 years from Cowal & Bute.
The young people took part in Canoeing, Jacob’s Ladder, Splosh, Labyrinth and other activities! In addition, the project supported young carers aged 12-18 years to attend the Scottish Young Carers Festival.
We provided a weekly social club for adults who are socially isolated due to reduced physical and mental well being we gave their carers time to have a break from their caring responsibilities.
We organised a programme of short breaks (residential and day events) for carers, and those being cared for, from the Gypsy/Traveller community in rural and urban areas of Scotland.
Each break was designed to reduce isolation, promote wellbeing and improve knowledge of mainstream carer-related services.
We provided a monthly peer support group for parent carers. The group has given parents the opportunity to meet for peer support, to chat and share experiences, and develop friendships.
We also provided wellness and relaxation opportunities to parent carers and organised a weekend family group trip.