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Nature Therapy Breaks planned to provide two weekend breaks at Dean Castle Country Park in Kilmarnock with therapeutic and nature-themed activities for carers of people living with dementia.

There were a few factors that affected this project that meant that it was not able to go ahead.

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Cosgrove Connections brought families who have a young person with complex needs together. Families in West Central Scotland have accessed a range of themed family days and 9 short breaks, sustaining them in their caring role and building skills, friendships and confidence in young people.

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Caring Matters

We held weekly groups in evenings where we provided time for working carers to participate in short break group activities. Held weekly we provide carer support groups to allow carers to come together to share experiences, information and generally support each other. Supporting former carers to become ambassador

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Taking a Break & Making Memories

We delivered “Taking a Break & Making Memories” and we were able to provide Young Carers aged 8 to 18 years with respite and a break from caring with their peers from Bute & Cowal.

This was achieved through the provision of a programme of activities and a residential at Ardroy Outdoor Centre, Trips & attending the Scottish Young Carers Festival.

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Ozzy's One-Ups

Ozzy’s One-Ups encourages and supports disabled young adults to engage in a programme of activities to develop long-term habits to improve their physical and emotional well-being and to transition to other clubs and leisure activities.

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The Golden Time Project provided carers with opportunities to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Individual aromatherapy sessions were combined with group activities, yoga, mindfulness, relaxation & stress management.

Sessions were delivered in locations across East Renfrewshire .

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Music and Movement

We provided carers and their loved ones with a varied programme of music and movement initiatives. The programme aimed to encourage and inspire participants to engage in relaxing and fun activities, harnessing the social, physical and mental health benefits of the activities.

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Happy Breaks

We delivered our project ‘Happy Breaks’ a programme of one to one and group support activities designed for older people and their carers from diverse communities who are socially isolated and/or housebound.

The aim was to support them to improve their well-being and make positive difference to their lives.

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We delivered after consulting with the young carers, 5 to 11 years old, about what would be their ‘Dream Break’ a visit to London and go to Legoland, Harry Potter World and take an open top bus trip round the City.

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We delivered two Summer Residential Opportunities in Fife. The two residential opportunities were for young carers aged 8-12 to enjoy a three day respite break at Fordell Firs Activity Centre and for young carers aged 13-16 to enjoy a three day respite opportunity at the Homelands Trust.

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