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Taking a Break and Making Memories

We provided our young carers with the opportunity to attend 8 fun days out a residential trip and the chance to attend the young carers festival thus allowing them to make positive and meaningful memories.

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Building Memories

We provided our unpaid carers the chance to have time away from their caring role by arranging Christmas lunches in various rural areas. We also took them on a trip to the theatre, giving our carers the opportunity to relax have fun and enjoy a life outside their caring role.

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Young Carers’ Time for Me, Oban Lorn and the Isles 2022

We provided young carers aged 8-18 in the Oban, Lorn and Isles area with a tailored programme of holiday activities designed to reduce isolation, boost self confidence, increase resilience and give access peer support. Young carers came together to have fun and some time out just for themselves.

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Time for Me - Adult Carers across Oban, Lorn and the Isles

We provided carers from across the Oban Lorn and Isles area with a range of short break opportunities delivered both in person and virtually. Groups, day trips, therapies and residentials gave carers and those they care for the chance to relax, recharge and enjoy some much needed time out.

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Free Respite Project

We provided a respite service for unpaid carers in Oban, Lorn and the Isles, to enable those looking after a relative/friend/neighbour to have some time to themselves. This helps to promote and maintain independence for both. Crossroads North Argyll is a registered charity.

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Me Time

Me time provided unpaid Carers in Helensburgh and Lomond with short breaks from their caring role. Carers attended one off events/blocks of physical activities within a variety of venues to promote a healthy lifestyle helping to reduce isolation , improve mental health and provide peer support.

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Laughing Out Loud (LOL)

We supported Young Carers to get a break from their caring role by giving them the opportunity to attend overnight residentials out with their local area. We prioritised those most vulnerable and targeted Young Carer’s in remote/rural areas of Helensburgh & Lomond to break down barriers to participation.

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Oban, Lorn and Isles Parent Carers' Time for Me

We provide parent carers, the children they care for and the wider family group with time out from their routines to have fun together and socialise with other families. We also provide parent carers with some time out just for themselves, to relax, recharge, socialise and access support from peers.

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Creative Dance Residency Camp: Weekend Trip

Better Breaks funding supported a weekend trip to Inverness for our disabled youth dance company members, a three day daily dance residency during the October break and four one full day events performing and attending various festivals.

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SDS Junior Summer Camp

Our Summer camp supported an all-inclusive multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp.

The camp was four days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite, directly through time away at camp and long-term through increased participation.

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