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

Unpaid carers and those they care for across the rural and remote Oban, Lorn and Isles area accessed a blended offer of online and face to face activities and therapies, aimed at reducing isolation and loneliness, increasing social interaction and supporting physical and mental wellbeing.

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Taking a Break & Making Memories

We provided respite, a break and an opportunity for young carers to participate in activities and residentials including: 8 days out, this included, Camp & Trek Skye, Ardroy Outdoor Centre (Lochgoilhead), and Scottish Young Carers Festival in 2022.

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Time to Chill

Our project provided Young Adult Carers with respite from their caring role and by accessing activities that they identified they would not be able to participate in.

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Time for Me - Young Carers

Through our holiday activity programme, young carers across North Argyll have had fun times away from their caring roles, enjoying just being children. They have been able to establish and consolidate friendships and feel less isolated, with improved wellbeing, more confidence and greater resilience.

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Free Respite Project

We provided respite to enable carers to have a much needed break each week, to meet up with friends, go for hair appointments etc. anything that helps their own mental health and wellbeing, which has been affected through the lockdown period. We supported the cared-for person by doing activities with them.

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Core Activities Sailing Season 2021

We take disabled young people their families and carers sailing on our adapted 46 ft yacht on the Clyde Estuary . Our clients are encouraged to take an active part in sail trimming and helming the yacht.

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Continuing to Break Away is a project supporting disabled children, young people and their carers through offering activities, respite and some time away via fortnightly pony club sessions and a 3 day/2 night residential at Lochgoilhead outdoor centre.

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