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PASDA Social Group

We provided a monthly social activity service for parents, partners and family carers of adults on the autism spectrum.

Our Pasda Social Group provided carers with the opportunity to meet other carers on trips out, enjoy meals together, and take part in a variety of leisure activities.

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We organised 2 carer breaks for people caring for a brain injured person and 2 outings for carers and cared-for.

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We have delivered both weekend trips away and Out & Abouts (Saturday or Sunday outings and activities) offering opportunities to socialise and have a lot of fun!

SNAP provide leisure and recreational opportunities for young people in the Inverness area who all have a learning disability and additional support needs.

 

 

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Short Breaks for Adult Carers in Falkirk District & Clackmannanshire

We provided grants directly to carers who live in Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for someone living with dementia. The break or activity must help to decrease carer stress, increase carer wellbeing and help them sustain their caring role.

It is aimed that this is done without adverse effect on the person that they care for and mostly an alternative to traditional respite.

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We improved the mental health and wellbeing of dementia carers and their loved ones by delivering regular, planned respite breaks at home.

The project developed a successful pilot to increase capacity in the community to support dementia carers through support and information to sustain their caring relationships at home

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Creative Break

30 Young Carers aged 9-15 had the opportunity to go on a unique arts break for 3 nights and 4 days to Ingestre Hall, Staffordshire.

This trip offered respite whilst giving young carers the chance to develop and explore their creative talents and skills.

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We provided carers in Angus with a choice of activities to help them get some time away from caring. The voucher scheme allowed carers with identified health & well being needs to select a therapist of their choice (from a list of registered therapists) at a time and location of their choice.

The crafty carers group and the carers gardening group provided a weekly social group for adults to meet up and spend a bit of focused relaxation time whilst pursuing a hobby.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Dundee

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Our Recreation Program provides the social network and purpose to life which our adults with learning disabilities were sadly lacking.

While providing respite to carers, it allows our service users to have regular interaction with peers who understand what it means to struggle with social interaction or communication or not being as physically able as they would like to be.

The aim is to build confidence and self esteem and to help our service users achieve their full potential.

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