We provided ‘Time for Me’ support groups for rural and remote carers in locations across Oban, Lorn and Isles enabling carers to get a break from caring role, focus on their own health and wellbeing, create enduring peer support relationships, access therapies for respite.
We also run a ‘Time for Me’ respite week for Carers to Hynish, Tiree.
We provided social activities for 3 hours every Wednesday evening and 5 hours on a weekend once a month for 25 young adults with learning difficulties, disabilities and/or challenging behaviour, while their carers had some much needed time for themselves.
Our project involved day trips for families to Bo’ness Railway Station and the Yard in Edinburgh and we also took families on a 2 day trip to Blackpool. As well as this, we set up Indepen-dance sessions in South Lanarkshire.
We provided grants directly to carers living in North Ayrshire.
We provided weekly befriending sessions for Carers aged 60 years + who due to their high caring role combined with their own health issues had become increasingly isolated, disconnected from their local community and suffering from high levels of stress with little or no time for themselves.
We provided fun and exciting leisure and social activities for young people, that could be enjoyed with their friends, both in their local community and further afield.
The chance to access these activities would not ordinarily be available to our young people without support from family
We provided regular short breaks to young adults with a range of additional support needs, promoting peer support and learning to develop independence and natural socialisation skills. This gave some parents and carer’s time to themselves.
The grant enabled us to improve the range of activities we could offer 12 cared for adults with disabilities who attend our Wednesday Family Club.
We provided activities and training courses to support carers and their families. There were art groups, mindfulness training courses, education courses, and breaks within our centre. This allowed carers opportunities to get a break and to meet others in similar situations.
The Family and Carer Support Service is a successful part of FDAMH who offer a wide range of quality services to the local community, one-to-one support, regular support groups and carers education and training courses.
We provided grants directly to carers living in South Ayrshire.