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Food and Fun

We provided six cookery courses for Young Carers and their families. The courses took place over five weeks and consisted of four cookery sessions and a final session at a pottery painting workshop.

We provided transport to and from all the sessions to ensure the courses were accessible to all. The courses gave Young Carers the opportunity to have a break from their caring role and spend quality time with their parents and siblings. A cook book based on the recipes cooked by the Young Carers will be provided to each family.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in East Renfrewshire.

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Fabb-i do Weekends

We provided exciting, challenging themed weekends for disabled people aged 21-30 years, who have a range of complex needs.

Fabb-i do weekends are active and fun, while enabling carers and families to get what they have called a “real break”.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Shetland

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We provided grants directly to carers who live across Aberdeenshire.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Glasgow in order to direct and design their own short breaks to meet their identified need.

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Midlothian Young Carers provided opportunties for young people to experience, groupwork, activities, individual support and residentials.

The young people were supported to increase their self esteem, self confidence coupled with physical, social activities that helped build resilience enabling them to be better equipped to address the difficulties in their lives.

In partnership with other organisations and agencies the staff group were able to support the Young Carers.

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Kinship Carers- Home-Start Dundee

We provided twice weekly group sessions to Kinship Carers and their pre-school children in Dundee providing them with the opportunity to share ideas and advice with other Kinship Carers whilst children were looked after in our crèche.

We also provided information sessions by professionals on relevant issues. Kinship Carers were also offered buddying and mentoring support through a home-visiting volunteer.

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We provided grants directly to carers who are over 20 years of age and resident in Fife.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in East Lothian.

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