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Scotland Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2019

We ran a young carers camp in Scotland for the siblings of children who suffer from a serious illness/disability. The camp, which took place at Strathallan School in Perth from 7th – 13th July, gave young carers respite from their caring role and time to grow in self-confidence and make new friends.

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Gig Buddies Lothians

Gig Buddies enabled adults with a learning disability to get out to gigs and events they love by paring them with a volunteer who shares the same interests.

We also run regular social events for our members to expand their social networks and discover events in their local area.

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We delivered “Time for Me” a Young Carers respite activity programme for young carers from the Oban, Lorn and Isles area within school holiday times.

This time together enables respite opportunities for young people,focus on health and well-being, offer peer support opportunities, and increased confidence.

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We provided monthly Time for Me support groups, creative therapies and a residential respite break for adult carers living in rural and remote locations.

This enabled carers to get a break from their caring role, focus on their own health and well-being, and create enduring peer support relationships.

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Creative Movement Workshops

Indepen-dance provided 3 x weekly creative movement and dance sessions over 43 weeks for 45 adults with learning disabilities in Glasgow and 1 x 6 day dance residency for 25 disabled adults.

Both activities offered the participants an opportunity to develop new skills and friendship.

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Sis-Bro

Sis-Bro is a project for young carers who have siblings with additional and complex support needs such as autism, sensory impairment’s, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

We supported 7-14 year old young carers to have time outside of their caring role.

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Our Project provided short breaks to young carers and the person they care for who live in East Lothian. A choice of short breaks were offered allowing young carers to have a break from caring while spending quality time with the person they care for enjoying an activity they would not normally be able to.

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The project involved taking groups of carers to rural and remote rural parts of Scotland to take part in supported residential breaks. Activities such as Astronomy, Chemistry, Tours, Art Workshops, Village Hall Cinema Nights, Singing, Music and Ceilidhs were available over the course of the breaks.

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Community Central Hall delivered a multi-faceted activity programme for isolated Cared-for People with disabilities/Additional Support Needs during which time their Carer(s) received much-needed respite.

We also aimed to help both groups re-integrate back into the community to tackle isolation, regain their independence, and improve their health/well-being.

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Barnardos Thrive Young Carer’s Group

We provided two social groups for Young Carers (8-13 yrs & 13-16 yrs) living in Inverclyde. The groups provided Young Carer’s with regular respite time away from their caring responsibilities, opportunities to take part in various activities, and to develop peer relationships with other Young Carers.

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