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SHAYP Summer Camp 2017

We provided a 5-day summer camp for 35 young people, 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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Creative Residency

We provided a six day creative dance residency for 20 adults with learning disabilities in June 2017 in Belfast.

Indepen-dance is a Glasgow based inclusive dance development company, providing dance for disabled people via an annual core programme of weekly creative movement classes, quarterly training courses and performances opportunities.

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Adventure Under Sail for Young Carers

We provided five residential 5 day sail training voyages for young carers in 2017.

The holistic voyage experience sailing around the Scottish coast enabled young carers to develop new interests and skills, lasting friendships, and lead their own life outwith their caring responsibilities.

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Totally YAC Group

Our Totally Young Adult Carers Group provides a range of monthly age appropriate and varied activities for young adult carers aged 16-25 enabling them are able to have a break from their caring responsibilities.

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Big Days Out!

We provided Big Days Out (full days of respite) for Young Carers aged 5-21 so they could have a break from their caring responsibilities.

These trips were chosen by the young people and were activities that they would not normally be able to access due to transport, supervision or cost.

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We organised a series of residential weekend short breaks for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers and 4 day trips for Adult Carers over the course of the year in order to improve their health and wellbeing by accessing new respite opportunities.

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Carers Hub Dalmellington

We provided support to carers within our Hub in Dalmellington offering advice, information, support, respite, training, social and leisure activities to carers, their cared for and families living in the Doon Valley of East Ayrshire.

We delivered lunch clubs, coffee mornings, support groups, themed training and one off events.

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Young Carers Project Cowal & Bute

We provided a 3 day residential to Ardroy Outdoor Centre for young carers aged 8-12 years from Cowal & Bute.

The young people took part in Canoeing, Jacob’s Ladder, Splosh, Labyrinth and other activities! In addition, the project supported young carers aged 12-18 years to attend the Scottish Young Carers Festival.

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We provided complementary therapy sessions for unpaid carers and those being cared for, with up to 4 complementary therapy sessions each.

To be eligible carers had to reside with the person they care for and vice- versa. Each session lasted for an hour in total.

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Our Supper Club provided carer and the person they care for who has an Acquired Brain Injury to go out in the evening to a social event. To enjoy each other’s company and meet other carers with similar challenges in a relaxed, fun and supported environment. It enabled carer and cared for to make friends, build shared memories and experiences.

Frequently after an Acquired Brain Injury personalities can dramatically change and for carers it is like learning to live with a totally different person than before the accident. We aim to improve quality of life for carers and those they care for and to enable them to feel better supported to sustain their caring role.

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