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The project offered cared for people and their carers, a break away from their remote island surroundings to visit mainland Scotland. The trip to Edinburgh created a wonderful opportunity for people to connect with each other without the pressures of regular life -it was a thoroughly enjoyed by all

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Eolas was set up as a social group for informal carers in the Western Isles, to come together over afternoon tea or morning coffee, in a relaxed setting.

We were able to pay for alternative care to allow all carers access to this group.

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Junior Summer Camp

We delivered an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camp was for four days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp.

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Kinloch Coach Trip

Cairdean Cordal Cheann a’Loch provided a trip to visit mainland Scotland for our over 60’s group and people with disabilities and their carers offering a break away from their remote island surroundings.

The trip offered a wide range of activities, experiences and increased social connections.

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Junior Summer Camp

We provided an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre.

The camp was very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp

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Befriending Away

We provided a trip to visit mainland Scotland for adults with disabilities and their carers offering a break away from their remote island surroundings. The trip offered a wide range of activities and experiences, whilst energising and offering increased social connection to all participants.

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Cycling for the Disabled

The Highland Cycle Ability Centre provided those with disabilities, including those both complex and challenging, the opportunity to relax and enjoy adapted cycling activities enjoyed by their non-disabled peers, thus allowing their carers to relax and enjoy a break from their usual routine.

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“Caraidean Away” was a fantastic 4 night break away to Ullapool for carers and cared for people involved in the Caraidean Tong on the Isle of Lewis.

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We provided “Eolas” which is a bi-monthly group which is held in areas of The Western Isles in relaxed settings. We provided either afternoon tea or morning coffee sessions so carers could meet, relax and chat amongst each other.

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We took a group of Carers and the people that they care for on a short break to a hotel in Blairgowrie and went on trips each day.

All the carers look after someone with complex needs. The break gave them the opportunity to relax and gain peer support and re-charge their batteries.

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