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Time For Me

Time for Me offered Young Carers from North & South Lanarkshire the opportunity to experience a variety of innovative and exciting short breaks away from their caring responsibilities.

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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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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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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 Breaks

Our Project this year was the over 21’s social evenings. Which took place between October 2020 and September 2021. We also had a Silent discos for the young people giving 6 hours respite to the carers.

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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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Family Activity Weekend

We organised a weekend break for families living with Epilepsy at an outdoor centre where they met and shared experiences with others in similar situations while enjoying new challenges.

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Summer Trips 2021

We delivered 6 summer trips for our families and children to attend over the school holidays (every Thursday) in summer 2021

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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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