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Caring for our BIG Families

We aimed to improve our support for the whole family unit carers & cared for, we organised truly family friendly Christmas and Summer events to sustain and consolidate family relationships. Send a group of members to Headway “Braw” weekend break and organise a Theatre trip for members.

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Eolas is a social group for carers which enables them to meet each other in a relaxed setting such as a hotel, restaurant or café to enjoy afternoon tea or morning coffee.

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Thrive Young Carers

Thrive Young Carers delivered two social group programmes (8 to 12 yrs & 13 to 18 yrs) The group provided regular respite time from their caring responsibilities and provides opportunities to take part in various activities and to develop peer relationships with other Young Carers.

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We provided practical care, guidance and  periods of respite for the families/carers of Dementia sufferers. This was tailored to individual needs and the best, personalised solutions for supporting them.

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We ran Columba 1400 Virtual Leadership Academies involving 20 Young Carers from East Ayrshire. Delivered online due to Covid-19, the project gave young carers the opportunity to build relationships, increase confidence, have fun with others, reflect on their values and set goals for the future.

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Mind Moves provided a series of initiatives to support people to calm and reset their minds, moving into a more positive and relaxed headspace whilst enjoying activities with others.

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SNAP WEEKENDS FOR CARERS OF ADULTS AGED 21 AND OVER

We provided Short Breaks for adults aged 21 years plus who live in the Inverness area with substantial special needs. Activities provided opportunities for attendees to reduce social isolation, try new as well as favorite activities with support thereby giving their carers a well deserved break.

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Ozzy's One Ups

Delivered their Ozzy’s One-Ups Club, which encourages and supports disabled adults to engage in activities to develop long-term habits to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing and to assist their transition to other Clubs, leisure and recreational activities.

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The project involved taking groups of carers to rural and remote rural parts of Scotland to take part in a supported residential short break. Activities included Forest Walks, Astronomy, Art Workshops, Village Hall Cinema nights, Singing and music, Island tours and exploring the area.

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The Makers On Tour

‘Makers on tour’ provided mutually beneficial respite to carers of learning disabled adults aged 21-35 through community creative activity booked by a simple phone call.

We partnered with community organisations who could continue to include cared for adults to generate more respite for their carers

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