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Mini Denners

​Mini Denners provided regular bespoke creative sessions for children under 5 at Jaks Den and online allowing them the chance to play and socialise reducing the loneliness and isolation of a cancer journey, enabling fun once more, whilst allowing carers the time and space to be themselves and relax.

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We delivered a programme of online inclusive music workshops for adults with additional support needs, alongside yoga and mindfulness sessions for carers, including support workers, parents and Paragon support staff.

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Ardentinny Adventure Weekends

The project took children and young people with epilepsy (YPE), their siblings and parent/carers on two weekend residential breaks in Sept and Oct 2021 to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre (AOEC). These trips gave them opportunities to take part in fun, challenging activities.

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EveryoneIn2

Everyone In2 provided online and buddy support for adults with learning disabilities and their carers. Short breaks, a family day and family forums provide support for carers to connect, build knowledge and get support.

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Scotland Siblings and Young Carers Camp 2021

Scotland Siblings and Young Carers Camp is for children and young people aged 8-17, who are the siblings of children living with serious illness. Our unique Therapeutic Recreation camp ran virtually over summer & provides campers with long term benefits and short term respite from their caring roles

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Haven Breaks @ Home

Haven Breaks @ Home Provided carers of/and individuals affected by life limiting illness across Lanarkshire with emotional/wellbeing support, peer support and bespoke home activity packs, creating opportunities for carers to access a short breaks on their own and/or with their loved ones.

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Activity based Befriending and Respite

We offered flexible respite care at home to support Carers of individuals living with dementia in the East End of Glasgow. Cared for individuals will receive home befriending/activities and Carers will receive some “ME” time.

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Ozzy's One-Ups

We delivered Ozzy’s One-Ups Club which encourages and supports adults with complex additional support needs to engage in activities to develop long-term habits that support and improve their physical and emotional wellbeing and assist their transition to other leisure and recreational Clubs, activities and events.

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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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Creative ‘Mini-Breaks’ for Young Adults 19+

We provided 3 day/2 night breaks at various locations throughout the UK for 12 young adults affected by disabilities so that they could pursue their interests and have fun together with a group of their friends and peers supported by our staff giving their carers some well-needed respite.

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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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