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Family Transitions and Carer Recreation

We provided young adults with additional support needs with a Monday evening group session at our centre in Castlemilk. Transport was included from and to home.

Parents/carers of these young adults were provided with one evening a week break from caring, and monthly parent/carer support group.

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Blind/Visually Impaired Football Sessions

The Rangers Charity Foundation provided the opportunity for young people with a Visual Impairment to take part in free football sessions in a fun and friendly environment whilst allowing their carers to enjoy a break from their normal routine.

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We provided group activities in the form of a school holiday playscheme for children and young people (aged 5-20) with disabilities/special needs and their families (carers and siblings), so they can have fun whilst carers get a break from their normal caring routine.

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We provided social opportunities for mental health carers including those from hardly reached communities to participate in “Me Time” health and wellbeing sessions, social activities and outings. Outings focused on fun time out from caring.

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Older Carers Befriending and Wellbeing Project

The Carers Hub provided an Older Carers Befriending and Wellbeing project as one of its many services.

Carers aged 65+ living across the East End of Glasgow are supported to access our volunteer befriending service and to engage in a wide range of meaningful social, wellbeing activities with peers.

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DASH Club Holiday Breaks

We delivered two holiday programmes for young people (age 11-18) with complex support needs. The young people enjoyed a wide range of activities and outings including, games, dance, drama, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, adapted bikes, and day trips to parks, Edinburgh Zoo, New Lanark and Millport.

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Scotland Family Camp 2018

We hosted a Family Camp for Scotland families which was based at Tulliallan Police College Fife from 18th – 20th May 2018 inclusive, (3 days, 2 nights).

The camp was designed to cater for families of children with a serious, life limiting illness/disability which 16 families (67 individuals) attended.

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Ozzy's One-Ups

We provided leisure activity groups for young people with a range of disabilities aged between 19-30 years.  The main aim of the project was to encourage and support the young adults with disabilities engage in activities to develop long-term habits to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Me Time

We provided activities for mental health carers including those from hardly reached communities to participate in “Me Time” health and wellbeing sessions and social outings.

Sessions included pampering, relaxation, self-management tips and arts and crafts focusing on fun time out from caring.

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Callums' Caravan - PAMIS Breaks

Callum’s Caravan provided short breaks in a fully accessible caravan at Haggerstone Castle, a holiday village near Berwick upon Tweed, for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families/carers.

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