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Oban, Lorn and Isles Parent Carers Time for Me

We provided short breaks opportunities for parent carers and their children, in the Oban, Lorn and Isles area. These took the form of fun, group outings for parent carers with their disabled children and other family members, and spa days for parent carers alone to get some ‘me time’.

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Clasp provides a range of social, sport and leisure activities for children and young people with disabilities in the Dunoon area. These are offered via regular Zone Club, Youth Club and holiday respite sessions to provide regular respite for carers and opportunities for children and young people.

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

Our project provides clubs with fun, stimulating, enjoyable and fully inclusive activities for deaf children and young people which improves their confidence, self esteem, mental health and well-being, whilst also providing a much needed break for their carers.

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Camp in the Cloud 2021 - Scottish Families

We delivered 9, day-long, online Camp in the Cloud family camp sessions throughout 2022 which served 31 children living with serious illness, and 34 of their family members from Scotland. We brought fun, respite and connection to families at a time of crisis.

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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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"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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