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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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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 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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Clasp provides regular respite to families by hosting reliable sports clubs, youth clubs, and respite days to children with learning disabiities, autism and complex care needs in and around the Cowal area of Argyll & Bute.

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Social & Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People & their Families

We provided inclusive, understanding and fun activities for deaf children & young people throughout the West of Scotland and provided carers with many opportunities to take a meaningful break from their caring role. This project directly improved the mental health and wellbeing of everyone involved.

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Mini Denners

​​​​​​​​​Mini Denners is a “nursery” experience for our children under 5 with cancer, their siblings and carers from Jak’s Den, Livingston and Aberdeen. Activities include music, story time, messy play, crafts and snack allows our children to experience the joy and wonder of early years and we also provide pampers for their carers.

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"Thoroughly enjoyed the total relaxation and the time spent away from home. Did me a power of good - I am now a Pampered person! - Thank you"

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