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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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We ran a monthly social event, each with a different themed activity. This was open to the carers and families of our TEENS+ students, as well as the students themselves. We offered flexible options for attendance/participation.

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Creative Companions

Creative Companions provided short breaks opportunities to Gypsy/Traveller carers in Edinburgh/Lothians, Perth & Kinross and Argyll. Plans for family days & residentials were severely impacted by COVID-19 & replaced by online activities, afternoon teas, guided pamper sessions and Festive packs.

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This project increased the reach and frequency of social complementary therapy sessions. These sessions were delivered in more localities throughout Perth & Kinross and on a more regular basis.

These sessions combine access to a relaxing 45 minute therapy with an opportunity to socialise & meet other carers.

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Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020

Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020 was a virtual camp experience for 48 young carers which took place Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th July 2020. This project brought the magic, connectivity and respite of camp to young carers in Scotland in the safety of their homes during lockdown.

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Time to Be Just Us

This project allowed PKAVS carers hub a chance to deliver a programme of opportunities for carers of all ages and their cared for so they could spend valuable time together at a range of socially connected events that were delivered throughout Perth & Kinross.

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East Region Para Football & Respite Development

Our Project developed new para-football sessions within grassroots clubs in the east of Scotland to give the opportunity for young people with disabilities to take part in regular physical activity benefiting their health, improve social skill and create friendships.

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