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The Sensory Experience

We provided one hour fully personalised sessions in our state-of-the-art multi-sensory room for young people with disabilities and their carers. This was followed by tea/coffee and cake after the session. Carers had the choice to stay or how they wanted to spend their time.

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Horsing Around

The Horsing Around program provided young people with disabilities or additional support needs access to pony club sessions. Allowing both the young people and their carers respite time on a regular basis.

During the sessions the young people were supported by fully qualified staff and along with pony rides they also participate in activities such as stable management.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2016-17

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2015-16

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.

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Time to Live for Mental Health Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness living in Scotland.

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Sit for a Moment

We launched a series of 3 x 8 week 1.5 hour Mindfulness sessions for up to 10 carers, helping them to live in the moment and reduce stress.

We also introduced a social afternoon for Carers and they care for to drop in for ‘Tea and a Blether’. This has been a successful activity as people have used the centre to meet up with others for peer support and company.

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Short Breaks for people with Dementia & their Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for people living with dementia to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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A Break For Me!

We provided two weekend breaks to the Angus Hotel Blairgowrie, allowing 20 carers to have a well-earned break away from their caring role. Each carer enjoyed a holistic therapy, dinner, bed and breakfast and lunch on the Saturday while on their weekend break

Helensburgh and Lomond Carers supports unpaid carers offering a range of services including Information and advice, emotional support, listening ear, training, support groups, holistic therapies, befriending service, carers support plans, signposting to other support groups and organisations, short breaks and social activities.

Our mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of unpaid carers in Helensburgh & Lomond supporting them to achieve the best quality of life, encompassing help and support for their caring role and the opportunity to pursue their own needs, interests or work.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness, living in Scotland.

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We organised a small programme of Short Breaks (Family Days and Residentials) for Carers and those being Cared For, from the Gypsy/Traveller Community.

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