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Creative Companions

We delivered an overnight residential short break in Perthshire focusing on improving mental health and wellbeing for carers within the Gypsy/Traveller community. Activities included forest bathing, story-telling, therapeutic massage, relaxation session, silent disco and hula hooping.

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Time for Me – Adult Carers across Oban, Lorn and Isles

Our project has provided unpaid adult carers living in the rural and remote Oban, Lorn and Isles area, and their cared-for, with a programme of activities aimed at bringing people together to reduce isolation, provide peer support, give a short break from caring and routines and improve wellbeing.

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Stepping Out Remote Rural Breaks for Carers, Nature, Music, Stars

The project involved taking groups of carers to remote rural parts of Scotland to take part in a supported, residential short break. Activities included Foraging, Astronomy, Art Workshops, Singing and music, Island tours and exploring the area.

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Indepen-dance facilitated a creative dance residency for disabled adults in Findhorn. This offer the parents and carers a well needed break from their caring role.

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We delivered a school holiday respite activity programme for young carers aged 8-18 from across the Oban, Lorn and Isles area. Having time together has provided young carers with respite, peer support, school transition support, increased health and wellbeing and confidence in their caring roles.

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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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"I know what day L is coming, it's written on my calendar every week. I love it when I see her name on a Thursday and I look forward to her coming".

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