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Home / Oct 2017 - Sept 2018
Older Carers Befriending and Wellbeing Project

The Carers Hub provided an Older Carers Befriending and Wellbeing project as one of its many services.

Carers aged 65+ living across the East End of Glasgow are supported to access our volunteer befriending service and to engage in a wide range of meaningful social, wellbeing activities with peers.

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“Caraidean Away” was a fantastic 4 night break away to Ullapool for carers and cared for people involved in the Caraidean Tong on the Isle of Lewis.

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Time for Me for Young Carers

We provided, Time for Me for Young Carers which is a respite activity programme for young Carers from across the area within school holiday times.

This time together will enabled respite opportunities for young people,focusing on health and wellbeing, offered peer support opportunities, and increased confidence within the caring role.

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Time for Me Across Oban, Lorn and Isles

We provided a range of activities for carers living in rural and remote areas across Oban, Lorn and the Isles, enabling the carers to get a break from their caring role, focus on their own health and wellbeing and enable opportunities to develop enduring peer support.

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Ozzy's One-Ups

We provided leisure activity groups for young people with a range of disabilities aged between 19-30 years.  The main aim of the project was to encourage and support the young adults with disabilities engage in activities to develop long-term habits to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Yolo Sistas Project

We provided a weekly group for young female, Black Minority Ethnic Carers living within City of Edinburgh. The aim of the project was to access ‘hard-to-reach’ carers from Black Minority Ethnic Communities and give the girls a space to share their experience both as carers and as teenage girls who feel different from their peers.

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Carers Recharge

Our project delivered a range of short break opportunities for Chinese and South Asian carers. Five residential breaks (3 Chinese/2 South Asian) and 6 days trips (5 South Asian/1 Chinese) were provided in locations throughout Scotland with a focus on Scottish heritage, wildlife and landscape.

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We provided “Eolas” which is a bi-monthly group which is held in areas of The Western Isles in relaxed settings. We provided either afternoon tea or morning coffee sessions so carers could meet, relax and chat amongst each other.

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We took a group of Carers and the people that they care for on a short break to a hotel in Blairgowrie and went on trips each day.

All the carers look after someone with complex needs. The break gave them the opportunity to relax and gain peer support and re-charge their batteries.

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We ran weekly groups in Inverclyde for children and young people (8-16 years) with caring responsibilities.

These young carers benefited from having protected regular time away from their home and caring responsibilities, which helped to build their confidence, develop skills and interests and make new friends.

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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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