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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2015-16

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.

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Buddy Connexions

Buddy Connexions aimed to train and match 35 volunteer buddies with 35 children and young people living in East Renfrewshire. The scheme aimed to provide flexible support on a 1-2-1 basis at home or in the community. We provided monthly sessions for young people with their buddy at our Connexions hub in East Renfrewshire.

Befriending networks ‘mapping the gaps’ reported only 8% of reported individuals with learning disabilities being supported by volunteers and none in East Renfrewshire

 

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Time to Live for Mental Health Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness living in Scotland.

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Carers Choice

We provided the Carers Choice Service offering carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring, through a Volunteer Befriender.  Allowing them to spend time with their cared for person (patient) at home.

Carers were offered a choice of accessing Hospice based therapies and support or using the time to catch up with family or friends, or alternatively accessing leisure and recreational activities.

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SDSB Self-directed Short Breaks

We provided grants directly to carers who live in East Renfrewshire and care for someone over the age of 21, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness, living in Scotland.

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SHAYP Summer Camp 2016

We provided a5-day summer camp for 35 young carers, aged 8-25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s disease.

The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as one-to-one and group sessions with Scottish Huntington’s Association Specialist Youth Advisors, on the issues surrounding Huntington’s disease and being a young carer.

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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.

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The Cafe Holiday Club provided a range of short break recreation activities in a fun, safe environment for disabled children/young people.

At the same time provided short breaks from a caring role, enabling care providers to engage in activities of choice with confidence that their child/young person is in a positive, safe and fun environment.

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SupERkids provided two weekly drama, music and dance clubs in East Renfrewshire for young people with additional support needs aged from 5 to 18 and who are unable to access mainstream clubs.

These young people have fun and raise their self esteem while their carers receive some respite.

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