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We provided a weekly sports club, a twice-monthly youth club and a monthly parent forum. Clasp also provided personalised support when a child or their carers were contending with challenging circumstances

Clasp is a community based support service in Dunoon for children with disabilities and their carers.


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Befrienders SCIO provided a 1:1 befriending service to vulnerable young people, many of whom are young carers.

In addition, many of the befriendees have their own additional support needs. Our service allows the parent or carer to spend quality time with siblings.

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Parent Carers Time for Me

We ran a monthly peer support group for parents of children with disabilities. We met at Go Bananas, a soft play space.

There is also a closed online group run by parent carers. We have created more opportunities for flexible family time, children accessing activities and therapies for carers.

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Time for Me for Young Carers

We provided, Time for Me for Young Carers which is a respite activity programme for young Carers from across the area within school holiday times.

This time together will enabled respite opportunities for young people,focusing on health and wellbeing, offered peer support opportunities, and increased confidence within the caring role.

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Time for Me Across Oban, Lorn and Isles

We provided a range of activities for carers living in rural and remote areas across Oban, Lorn and the Isles, enabling the carers to get a break from their caring role, focus on their own health and wellbeing and enable opportunities to develop enduring peer support.

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Surf's Up and Away

This project gave Young Carers from across Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay respite from their caring role through a 2 day adventure residential at Lochgoilhead Outdoor Centre, and regular access to local activities such as surfing lessons and pony club.

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MECOPP organised a programme of short breaks for carers, and those they care for, from the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland.

These culturally appropriate breaks promoted positive wellbeing, reduced isolation and increased knowledge about carer services in local communities.

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CLASP supported children and their carers living in Dunoon and the surrounding areas by organising a range or group and individual activities for children while their carer had a break.

All the carers supported had children who have life long conditions which affect multiple areas of their lives.

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

Our project provided social & emotional support to deaf children, young people & their families. Along with St Roch’s after school club, we provided a wide variety of fun & stimulating activities for deaf young people to socialise & have fun while their carers enjoyed a break from their caring role.

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Able2Sail Sailing Season 2017

We provided sailing experience over half day/day/weekends . These were on dinghies/powerboats/modified sailing & motor yacht for young people affected by disability.

These experiences took place on the Clyde or at Castle Semple RYA Sailability Centre of Excellence.

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"The relaxation session at the end of the presentations was really good and gave me some good techniques to reduce stress at home."

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