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Cosgrove's Cos-Go!

Cosgrove’s Cos-Go! Provided regular weekend activity short breaks which focused on wellbeing, building skills and sustaining families. Cos-Go! delivered 6x 2 night breaks for carers most in need.

We also delivered 2 activity days and 6 family forums, giving carers an opportunity to connect.

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East Ren Escapades

Our project was to enable carers of those living with Dementia to enjoy a series of organised, fun events throughout the year whilst our staff team hosted simultaneous events for their loved ones too.

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Scotland Young Carers and Health Challenge Camp 2023

We delivered Scotland Young Carers and Health Challenge Camp for children aged 8-17 is a therapeutic recreation camp provides campers long term benefit and respite from their caring roles. Outcomes include increased self confidence & self belief, new coping strategies a network of peer support

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A Creative Dance Residency and Well-Being Sessions for Carers.

We delivered a creative dance residency for a group of disabled adults that took place in July 2023 for a period of 6 days & 5 nights for up to 30 disabled adults. The funding also supported four wellbeing events for carers in collaboration with the Wee Retreat.

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Include Me 2 - Activities for Adults with Disabilities/Multiple ASN and Respite Support for their Parents/Carers

Include Me 2 Club ran a multi-faceted activity programme to empower cared-for adults with disabilities/multiple additional support needs to lead more confident, inclusive, and active lives whilst also providing regular respite breaks for their Carers & tackling the isolation and exclusion these groups face.

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Cosgrove CHAMPS

CHAMPS brings children and young people with additional needs together to take part in a regular weekend club which will build skills, confidence and friendships and provide a break for parents and carers. The focus will be on themed activities, safe fun, friendship and new experineces.

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Include Me 2 Club - Children's Clubs and Activities

We run an evolving range of positive activities that will enable vulnerable children/young people under 18 to safely connect with their peer/social groups whilst their Parents/Carers receive regular respite breaks.

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The Cafe Holiday Club provides short breaks for carers and fun activities for disabled children and young people, promoting social integration and healthy lives through a wide range of activities including free play, sport, dance and drama

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Family Days Out

Day trips to attractions across Scotland for families whose children have communication, sensory and other complex needs. Enabling them to relax and have fun in a safe, accessible environment where they will be supported by staff and peers to enjoy the activities on offer, and build friendships.

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Glasgow Youth Work

Glasgow Youth Work is a place for young people to have fun, make friends and meet others with epilepsy. Carers receive emotional and practical support, weekly respite and regular breathing space from their caring role.

There are also two-weekend residentials each year that everyone looks forward to.

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"Thoroughly enjoyed the total relaxation and the time spent away from home. Did me a power of good - I am now a Pampered person! - Thank you"

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