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Include Me 2 - Activities for Adults with disabilities/multiple ASN and Respite Support for their Parents/Carers

Include Me 2 Club (IM2C) delivered a multi-faceted activity programme to empower cared-for adults with disabilities/multiple ASN to lead more confident, inclusive, and active lives whilst also providing regular respite breaks for their Carers -tackling the isolation and exclusion these groups face

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Over 21's Social Evenings

Our project was for young adults over 21 years of age. We arranged several events for our young adults and carers. Staff and volunteers helped to make each event fun for everyone and having staff and volunteers onboard gave our carers time to enjoy the events and a well deserved break.

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Short Break Stays Pilot

The Short Break Stays Pilot was developed in co-production with young adults with life-limiting conditions and their informal carers, and focuses on improving overall well-being through providing respite. The pilot explored the validity of whether our hospice was an appropriate environment.

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We delivered a range of creative short break activities to Carers in Highland designed to improve and arm carers with tools to support their wellbeing and enable to them to sustain their caring role for the future. Activities were free of charge and fully resourced.

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Carers Whistle Stop Breaks (an intergenerational journey)

Our project supported Young Adult Carers and Adult Carers in North West Edinburgh to enable carers to enjoy time away from their caring roles; get to know other carers and help with the smooth transition from one age group to another through a supported programme of social activities and day trips.

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Room for Art : Workshops for Adult Carers

Room for Art was a series of mainly online visual arts workshops facilitated by an artist on a weekly basis for unpaid carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian with the aim of improving health and wellbeing.

We also held in-person sessions at VOCAL premises and at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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Time for Me - Adult Carers across Oban, Lorn and The Isles

Unpaid carers and those they care for across the rural and remote Oban, Lorn and Isles area accessed a blended offer of online and face to face activities and therapies, aimed at reducing isolation and loneliness, increasing social interaction and supporting physical and mental wellbeing.

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Befriending Away

We provided a group of cared for people and carers a three-night break to Perth, away from their remote island surroundings, to enjoy four days of activities, trips, company and relaxation whilst enabling carers who did not attend to take a break whilst their cared for person was with us.

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Taking a Break & Making Memories

We provided respite, a break and an opportunity for young carers to participate in activities and residentials including: 8 days out, this included, Camp & Trek Skye, Ardroy Outdoor Centre (Lochgoilhead), and Scottish Young Carers Festival in 2022.

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Bright Futures

Bright Futures is an online activity programme designed to help carers and younger cared people with learning disabilities connect and focus on resilience and wellbeing, it transitioned to face to face during 2022.

In addition, Bright Futures has delivered 10 x 2 day short breaks and a fun day.

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"The relaxation session at the end of the presentations was really good and gave me some good techniques to reduce stress at home."

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