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Befriending Away

We gave a group of cared for people and carers a break away from their remote island surroundings, enjoying four days of sight-seeing, shopping, activities and relaxing in Glasgow. Carers who did not attend were able to take a break independently while the person they care for was with us.

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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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We deliver Short Breaks aimed to offer 24hr care in the persons own home over a specified time as required by the carer and cared for, delivering a 24/7 care package, undertaking the role of carer. A typical break would consist of 4 days and 3 nights. Breaks could be shorter or longer if required.

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Eolas

Eolas is a social group for carers, which enables them to come together, in a relaxed setting and enjoy afternoon tea/morning coffee. We can pay for alternative care, when it is required. There is opportunity to have a chat or discuss problems, make new friends and to support each other.

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Befriending Away

We provided a group of cared for people and carers a three-night break to Perth, away from their remote island surroundings, to enjoy four days of activities, trips, company and relaxation whilst enabling carers who did not attend to take a break whilst their cared for person was with us.

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Post Covid Breaks

Our post-covid breaks delivered 24hr carer respite over a specified time and took place in the comfort of their own home. All care was provided by our skilled and experienced Support Worker team. Carers benefited from a break, enjoying activities while their loved one was safe and being cared for.

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Eolas

Eolas is a social group for carers, which enables them to come together, in a relaxed setting and enjoy afternoon tea/morning coffee. We can pay for alternative care, when it is required. There is opportunity to have a chat or discuss problems, make new friends and to support each other.

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We provide supervised rides for young people with disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour, mental health, and their carers and specially adapted equipment, either at our track or with them on Outreach, visiting their clubs or support groups.

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Eolas

Eolas is our social group for unpaid carers that meets in a relaxed setting in various locations. Carers have the opportunity to relax and enjoy refreshments with other carers who fully understand their situation. They offer each other peer support, share information and enjoy a chat together.

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Eolas is a social group for carers which enables them to meet each other in a relaxed setting such as a hotel, restaurant or café to enjoy afternoon tea or morning coffee.

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"I know what day L is coming, it's written on my calendar every week. I love it when I see her name on a Thursday and I look forward to her coming".

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