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Creative Companions

We delivered an overnight residential short break in Perthshire focusing on improving mental health and wellbeing for carers within the Gypsy/Traveller community. Activities included forest bathing, story-telling, therapeutic massage, relaxation session, silent disco and hula hooping.

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Respire

We delivered creative activities for carers and cared for people in Tayside, these included relaxation, movement, social cafes, crafts and workshops, digital cultural activities, private guided tours in museums and cultural organisations.

Respire: To breath. To recover hope, courage or strength after a time of difficulty.

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Holiday Club Respite

SHIP Holiday club supported young people (5-18yrs) with additional support needs, sensory & physical disabilities & their families. The clubs promoted social inclusion and life skills for the children while giving families get a well-needed break.

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This funding was used to develop our social complementary therapy groups so the locations they were delivered in and the number of groups delivered increased. The groups give carers a chance to meet other carers and PKAVS support staff but most importantly it lets them enjoy a complementary therapy.

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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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Support for Siblings of Autistic Young People

We provided weekly social groups for the siblings/young carers of autistic children and young people to allow them to develop peer friendships with others in a similar situation.

Supported by autism specialist staff, there are the opportunities to take part in fun, relaxed activities designed by the young people.

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Time to Be Just Us

This project allowed PKAVS carers hub to build a programme of activities for unpaid carers of all ages and their cared for to access short breaks at a range of socially connected events that were delivered (face to face and virtually) throughout Perth & Kinross (P&K).

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A Great Day Out (Inclusive Festivals and Events)

The programme created accessible resources for festivals and events to support and include people with profound and multiple learning disabilities(PMLD)and their families across geographical areas. It reduced isolation & loneliness and supported the caring role and provided increased opportunities.

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SHIP Holiday Club Respite

We delivered SHIP Holiday club supporting young people (5-18yrs) with additional support needs, sensory & physical disabilities & their families. The clubs promote social inclusion and life skills for the children while giving families get a well-needed break.

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Developing Skills Through Activities

We provided a range of social opportunities for autistic children and young people to allow them to have a fun in a supportive environment that aimed to build confidence, decrease social isolation and build peer friendships.

Our groups have been delivered both online and face to face throughout 2020/21.

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