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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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We delivered KMAdotcom an arts studio in Midlothian which develops the creative opportunity of 12 adult artists with learning disability, giving their parents regular days away from caring.

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Surviving Christmas

The Project offered unpaid carers an opportunity to get some time away from their caring role by giving them access to a range of free group and individual activities, which were designed to provide some breathing space and reduce the pressures on their caring role over the festive period.

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Room for Art - Room for Carers

We delivered Room for Art a series of online visual arts workshops facilitated by an artist on a weekly basis for unpaid carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian with the aim of improving health and wellbeing. Art material packs accompanied the sessions and we explored lots of different art techniques.

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SHA Summer Camp 2021

During the summer holidays 38 young carers living in a family impacted by Huntington’s disease took a break from their caring responsibilities by attending an activity day. Young carers took part in a programme of activities including archery, kayaking, paddle boarding and bowling.

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Better Breaks Midlothian

We delivered a programme of holiday activities in Midlothian for children/young people with a disability or additional support needs and their carers,  the project included days out, picnics as well as access to local leisure and recreational activities.

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Social & Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People and their Families

We provided 261 activity clubs for deaf children via Zoom; 4 face-to-face at St Roch’s After-School Club and a cinema trip bringing deaf young people together, enjoying time with their peers alleviating the isolation & loneliness experienced whilst giving their carers the opportunity to have a break

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Support For All

Our project was Support For All. We had planned to offer Friday and Saturday sessions at our centre for all our registered families. However, due to COVID we had to change our plans and offer activities to our families in the community.

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Au-some Animators

We delivered Au-some Animators a Friday evening club for young people aged 13-18 with autism, giving their parents two hours of regular short breaks from caring a week.

Taking place in the Artlink studio in Mayfield, Midlothian this club supports autistic school aged young people to socialise around their interests.

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OTW & SNAC Family Camp

We delivered a day-long online Camp in the Cloud family camp on Saturday 30th August which served 11 children living with serious illness, and 27 of their family members from Scotland. We brought fun, respite and connection to families at a time of crisis.

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"The relaxation session at the end of the presentations was really good and gave me some good techniques to reduce stress at home."

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