We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness living in Scotland.
We launched a series of 3 x 8 week 1.5 hour Mindfulness sessions for up to 10 carers, helping them to live in the moment and reduce stress.
We also introduced a social afternoon for Carers and they care for to drop in for ‘Tea and a Blether’. This has been a successful activity as people have used the centre to meet up with others for peer support and company.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for people living with dementia to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.
We provided two weekend breaks to the Angus Hotel Blairgowrie, allowing 20 carers to have a well-earned break away from their caring role. Each carer enjoyed a holistic therapy, dinner, bed and breakfast and lunch on the Saturday while on their weekend break
Helensburgh and Lomond Carers supports unpaid carers offering a range of services including Information and advice, emotional support, listening ear, training, support groups, holistic therapies, befriending service, carers support plans, signposting to other support groups and organisations, short breaks and social activities.
Our mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of unpaid carers in Helensburgh & Lomond supporting them to achieve the best quality of life, encompassing help and support for their caring role and the opportunity to pursue their own needs, interests or work.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness, living in Scotland.
We organised a small programme of Short Breaks (Family Days and Residentials) for Carers and those being Cared For, from the Gypsy/Traveller Community.
To support the continuation of a fully managed, all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan-disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained through increased activity.
Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in Argyll and Bute caring for an adult 21 years and over, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.
We provided a Mission Discovery and Adventure Week for 24 deaf children and young people aged 8-15 and 12 were aged 16-18. This took place at Blairvadach on 1-5 August 2016.
We provided a wide variety of fun & stimulating activities and opportunities for our deaf young people from all over the West of Scotland, to meet and mix with an age appropriate peer group while their carers enjoyed a break from their caring roles.
For many of our families the clubs provided the only social activity and meaningful peer interaction that the children and young people have, and the only break their carers are able to actually relax and benefit from.
West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society provides social and emotional support to deaf children, young people and their families this alleviates the isolation and loneliness they experience in a hearing world. Helps build their confidence, foster lifelong friendships, builds self esteem and helps them to see their deafness in a more positive light.