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​​We provided vulnerable older people with disabilities and additional support needs with befriending/listening ear support, activities, and holiday food hampers, whilst their Carers access regular respite breaks. Which tackled isolation and the exclusion these groups face while  improving their inclusion, increasing drop in support and ICT access.

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Gardening Sessions and Events

We delivered sessions for carers to learn about gardening and expand their peer support network, environmental arts activities for carers and the person they care for to enjoy together.  Free time at the allotment saw carers who attended have a break, relax and access informal family advisory service if required.

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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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DASH Club Summer Programme

A summer holiday programme for young people (aged 11 to 18) in Glasgow with complex support needs. We provided a choice of activities and trips: enabling the young people to have fun and socialise, whilst their parents/carers had a break

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2023 Summer Respite Holiday

SAMs Charity ran a Summer Respite Holiday, which helped children/young people with disabilities/multiple ASN and their Parents/Carers better cope with both existing and new challenges created by the pandemic, reduced their isolation, and improved their wellbeing, resilience, and quality of life

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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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Covid Recovery & Wellbeing Project for Carers 50+

Our project provided a variety of creative solutions for carers as they tried to recover from the burden imposed by the restrictions during the pandemic. Our breaks aimed at improving their wellbeing and were age appropriate activities for each group. The project allowed social interaction and peer support.

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SHA Youth Service Summer Camp 2024

We provided a 5-day summer camp in July 23 for 48 young people, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family impacted by Huntington’s Disease. The camp provided a programme of customised activities, one-to-one and group sessions on the issues surrounding Huntington’s Disease and being a young carer.

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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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