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Ozzy's One-Ups

We provided leisure activity groups for young people with a range of disabilities aged between 19-30 years.  The main aim of the project was to encourage and support the young adults with disabilities engage in activities to develop long-term habits to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Me Time

We provided activities for mental health carers including those from hardly reached communities to participate in “Me Time” health and wellbeing sessions and social outings.

Sessions included pampering, relaxation, self-management tips and arts and crafts focusing on fun time out from caring.

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Callums' Caravan - PAMIS Breaks

Callum’s Caravan provided short breaks in a fully accessible caravan at Haggerstone Castle, a holiday village near Berwick upon Tweed, for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families/carers.

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Community Central Hall delivered an on-going activity programme for vulnerable Cared-for Older People 65+ during this time their Carer(s) received much-needed time to themselves.

This helping both target groups re-integrate back into the community to tackle their isolation/loneliness, regain their independence, and experiences.

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We provided four five-day breaks at various locations throughout Britain for young adults affected by life-long disabilities so that they could have fun away from the regular routine with a group of their friends and our staff and giving their entire families and carers some well-deserved respite.

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The Carers Choice Service offered carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring, through offering a Volunteer Befriender once a week to spend time with the person they are caring for.

Carers could choose to have some quality time to themselves, or access hospice services.

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Get Creative

Our pilot project provided music-based activities for 35 adults with disabilities, in monthly 3-hour sessions in a community venue within Renfrewshire.

This also provided 52 carers from Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Glasgow with opportunities to take regular breaks, either with or without the person they care for.

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We provided a 5-day summer camp for 50 young people from across Scotland, aged between 8 – 25 years old, living in a family impacted by Huntington’s Disease.

The camp gave young people the chance to grow in confidence and develop personally while getting support on issues relating to Huntington’s Disease and  also being a young carer.

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Creative Movement Workshops

Indepen-dance provided 3 x weekly creative movement and dance sessions over 43 weeks for adults with learning disabilities in Glasgow. This offered participants the opportunity to take part in a dance activity and to develop friendships while giving their carers a regular.

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2018 Summer Respite Holiday

SAMs Charity delivered a Summer Respite Holiday to improve the wellbeing and reduce the isolation of children/young people 3-18 years with disabilities and/or multiple additional support needs and their parents/carers.

 

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