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SHA Summer Camp 2021

During the summer holidays 38 young carers living in a family impacted by Huntington’s disease took a break from their caring responsibilities by attending an activity day. Young carers took part in a programme of activities including archery, kayaking, paddle boarding and bowling.

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Older Carers Befriending and Wellbeing Project

We successfully delivered our Older Carers Befriending and Wellbeing Project 2020-21 under pandemic conditions which had not been foreseen at time of application. We provided a wellbeing breaks programme for older carers living in NE Glasgow.

Our approach is built on partnership & community, providing creative, meaningful breaks for carers and cared-for person. We provide regular, year-round, peer support, activities and events that keep carers connected and well.

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Outdoor Adventure Breaks

The funding allowed 72 young carers to access outdoor education activities at Lochore Meadows and Cluny Clays. We had to go to Cluny Clays instead of Fordell Firs due to restrictions in booking.

Fife Young Carers supports young people who provide a caring role within their family.

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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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"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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