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Holiday Shorts

Holiday Shorts provided direct support for 10 children with disabilities on Bute to attend arts, sports and outdoor activities of their choice, during school holidays, enabling them to participate in enjoyable activities and develop friendships whilst giving their carers regular breaks.

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CLASP provided a range of social, sport and leisure activities for children and young people with disabilities in Argyll & Bute. The project was developed based on the needs and interests of the children, young people and their carers.

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

We provided 261 activity clubs for deaf children via Zoom; 4 face-to-face at St Roch’s After-School Club and a cinema trip bringing deaf young people together, enjoying time with their peers alleviating the isolation & loneliness experienced whilst giving their carers the opportunity to have a break

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Autism Friendly Football

Autism Friendly Football allowed young people on the autistic spectrum to come together once a week to make friends, build confidence and have fun.

The sessions took place at Pro Soccer Newton Mearns every Wednesday for young people between 6-16 years old.

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We delivered Time for Me, a young carers school holiday respite activity programme in Oban, Lorn and Isles area. Having time together  provided young carers with respite, peer support, school transition support, increased health and wellbeing and confidence in caring roles.

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Breaking Away

Breaking Away offered a program of respite for young carers across Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay (MAKI). This respite came in the form of regular fortnightly pony club sessions and outdoor activities carried out by Lochgoilhead outdoor activity center.

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Time to Smile :-)

Time to Smile was a project delivered to support unpaid Carers and cared for in Cowal and Bute. The project plan was to work in collaboration with Cowal & Bute Elderly befrienders. Our aim was to provide enjoyable social events to aid in reducing isolation and improving connections and wellbeing.

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Time for Me - Adult Carers

We provided Monthly Time for Me groups, residential breaks, creative therapies, therapeutic massage sessions and a daily blog, for adult carers living in rural, remote locations, enabling them to stay connected and informed, get a break from caring, receive peer support and focus on their wellbeing.

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Creative Companions

Creative Companions provided short breaks opportunities to Gypsy/Traveller carers in Edinburgh/Lothians, Perth & Kinross and Argyll. Plans for family days & residentials were severely impacted by COVID-19 & replaced by online activities, afternoon teas, guided pamper sessions and Festive packs.

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My Time is a project that allowed children and young people with additional support needs respite time via access to specialised weekly dance movement therapy classes. In addition it offered their siblings access to pony club giving them an opportunity for respite.

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"These breaks are the best thing that can happen to caring families. The time away is just perfect to relax and escape just for a while"

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