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Cosgrove Connections brought families who have a young person with complex needs together. Families in West Central Scotland have accessed a range of themed family days and 9 short breaks, sustaining them in their caring role and building skills, friendships and confidence in young people.

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Ozzy's One-Ups

Ozzy’s One-Ups encourages and supports disabled young adults to engage in a programme of activities to develop long-term habits to improve their physical and emotional well-being and to transition to other clubs and leisure activities.

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Happy Breaks

We delivered our project ‘Happy Breaks’ a programme of one to one and group support activities designed for older people and their carers from diverse communities who are socially isolated and/or housebound.

The aim was to support them to improve their well-being and make positive difference to their lives.

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SHAYP Summer Camp 2019

We provided a 5-day summer camp in Aviemore for 50 young people, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s Disease.

The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as practical sessions on coping with being a young carer in a Huntington’s Disease family.

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Scotland Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2019

We ran a young carers camp in Scotland for the siblings of children who suffer from a serious illness/disability. The camp, which took place at Strathallan School in Perth from 7th – 13th July, gave young carers respite from their caring role and time to grow in self-confidence and make new friends.

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Creative Movement Workshops

Indepen-dance provided 3 x weekly creative movement and dance sessions over 43 weeks for 45 adults with learning disabilities in Glasgow and 1 x 6 day dance residency for 25 disabled adults.

Both activities offered the participants an opportunity to develop new skills and friendship.

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Sis-Bro is a project for young carers who have siblings with additional and complex support needs such as autism, sensory impairment’s, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

We supported 7-14 year old young carers to have time outside of their caring role.

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Community Central Hall delivered a multi-faceted activity programme for isolated Cared-for People with disabilities/Additional Support Needs during which time their Carer(s) received much-needed respite.

We also aimed to help both groups re-integrate back into the community to tackle isolation, regain their independence, and improve their health/well-being.

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Older Carers Befriending & Wellbeing Project

The Carers Hub provided an Older Carers Befriending and Well-being Project as one of our range of services. Carers aged 65+ living in Glasgow’s East End were supported to access breaks from their caring role via our volunteer befriending service and broad range of meaningful social/well-being activities

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The project provided flexible respite care at home to support carers of individuals living with Dementia in the East End of Glasgow.

Cared For individuals received home befriending/activities allowing the carers  some “ME” time, to have a break from caring.

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"The services are great for me it makes me feel better in myself and gives me something to look forward to every week. I couldn't do without it I would be a prisoner in my own home."

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