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EveryoneIn2

Everyone In2 provided online and buddy support for adults with learning disabilities and their carers. Short breaks, a family day and family forums provide support for carers to connect, build knowledge and get support.

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Eolas

Eolas is our social group for unpaid carers that meets in a relaxed setting in various locations. Carers have the opportunity to relax and enjoy refreshments with other carers who fully understand their situation. They offer each other peer support, share information and enjoy a chat together.

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Scotland Siblings and Young Carers Camp 2021

Scotland Siblings and Young Carers Camp is for children and young people aged 8-17, who are the siblings of children living with serious illness. Our unique Therapeutic Recreation camp ran virtually over summer & provides campers with long term benefits and short term respite from their caring roles

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Time for Me – Adult Carers across Oban, Lorn and Isles

Our project has provided unpaid adult carers living in the rural and remote Oban, Lorn and Isles area, and their cared-for, with a programme of activities aimed at bringing people together to reduce isolation, provide peer support, give a short break from caring and routines and improve wellbeing.

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KMAdotcom

We delivered KMAdotcom an arts studio in Midlothian which develops the creative opportunity of 12 adult artists with learning disability, giving their parents regular days away from caring.

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Haven Breaks @ Home

Haven Breaks @ Home Provided carers of/and individuals affected by life limiting illness across Lanarkshire with emotional/wellbeing support, peer support and bespoke home activity packs, creating opportunities for carers to access a short breaks on their own and/or with their loved ones.

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Social Inclusion and Skills Development Programme

We delivered an adapted services to address the impact of Covid on carers and the adults with learning disabilities they care for. We offered more evening activities, introduced online respite activities and adapted operations to increase capacity while working with smaller groups.

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Activity based Befriending and Respite

We offered flexible respite care at home to support Carers of individuals living with dementia in the East End of Glasgow. Cared for individuals will receive home befriending/activities and Carers will receive some “ME” time.

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Stepping Out Remote Rural Breaks for Carers, Nature, Music, Stars

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

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Surviving Christmas

The Project offered unpaid carers an opportunity to get some time away from their caring role by giving them access to a range of free group and individual activities, which were designed to provide some breathing space and reduce the pressures on their caring role over the festive period.

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