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Whitehill Court Day Care Development

We provided two Evening Care Sessions per week with weekly outings and a monthly dining service for a full 12 months in Kirkintilloch which aimed to benefit 100 individual older people living with dementia in East Dunbartonshire whilst providing invaluable respite to over 50 carers and a further 50 family members.

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We provided grants directly to carers who provide care and support to people with serious mental health problems and mental illness

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Scotland and are caring for someone with a diagnosis of dementia.

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Buddies Clubs provide short breaks for adults aged 21-35 years with additional support needs who live in Glasgow and surrounding areas enabling their parents/carers to have overnight respite.

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DofE Paddlers on Tour

A team originally of 8 young people, but dropping to 7 got together to learn navigation, wild camp craft, (including outdoor cooking skills), videography and canoeing skills.  The events occurred in East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Lochgoilhead and on Loch Goil and Loch Lomond.

The team canoed on open water, took part in self-rescue skills, (capsize drill) and camped on remote islands on the Loch.  In addition a water sports based residential opportunity for 10 young people lasting 5 days was provided in Lochgoilhead.  They then worked together to produce a video summary and have spoken at events to promote their activities.

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Home and Away

To date we have delivered respite services to 2 young people and 3 carers, a 5 week arts club and an 8 week photography club.

Young people have gone out for dinner, gone to the pantomime, visited local fetes, had walks along the beach, massage/girly pampering sessions, visited local parks, taken lots of photographs, made lots of art works and held an exhibition.

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The project has delivered 61 one to one sessions for 27 young people aged12-20 years and provided respite to 50 carers .The coordinator has carried out 27 detailed assessments of needs for 27 young people and 50 assessment of needs for 50 carers.

Young people have been supported by staff to plan and access activities e.g. attending local youth clubs, meet friends for cinema and bowling trips, participate in community events, visits to the science centre,art gallery , shopping , sports etc.

Carers have been able to access gyms, visit relatives, pursue hobbies, relax and have time to themselves.

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We delivered a holiday club for 19 pupils from Corseford School over 10 days during the Summer Holidays.The Club daily hours were 10am-4pm. Staff were recruited from existing school staff on a 1:1 ratio.

All carers and pupils were surveyed before the Club and as a result,a range of activities were offered eg speed boats, barge trips, archery, bowling, accessible cycling,swimming. Activities tailored to each child’s age and abilities. Week 1 for the younger pupils and week 2 for older.

Where requested, taxis and trained escorts were provided for the journeys.This significantly extended the break each family enjoyed.

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We held a summer club in July 2013 with a variety of activities and outings for young people to choose from.  We are also offering an after school club four nights per week with escorted transport included. The summer club was extended by a week and exceeded its target for carers respite hours. 14 young people rather than the planned 12 attended.

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Epilepsy Connections Weekend Break for Families

We provided a 2-day break for families at Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre in Argyll. Thirteen children and young people with epilepsy attended, along with 36 carers including young carers.

We provided transport, accommodation, catering, outdoor adventure activities and entertainment tailored to meet the needs of our group. Children and young people took part in gorge-walking, canoeing, abseiling and archery with their peers. Adults enjoyed sailing, orienteering, archery and canoeing.

Families worked together to complete “team challenges”. We also enjoyed a guided night walk, a disco, a quiz, a surprise birthday party and an “Ardentinny Champions” awards ceremony.

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