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East Ren Escapades

Our project was to enable carers of those living with Dementia to enjoy a series of organised, fun events throughout the year whilst our staff team hosted simultaneous events for their loved ones too.

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Barnardo's Aberdeen Young Carers

We delivered short breaks for Young Carers and the Cared For in Aberdeen City. A wide range of breaks offered included days
out, school holiday activities, individual sessions, group sessions for young carers, siblings and the adults, therapeutic group work, volunteer outings and residential trips.

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Caring Connections

Milan’s Caring Connections project provided unpaid carers from South Asian communities with a quality break to promote their health and wellbeing, raise confidence and ensure carer’s voices are heard in order to recognise their commitments and value their contributions.

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Befriending Away

We gave a group of cared for people and carers a break away from their remote island surroundings, enjoying four days of sight-seeing, shopping, activities and relaxing in Glasgow. Carers who did not attend were able to take a break independently while the person they care for was with us.

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My Choice: Any Time, Any Place, Any Where

​​A creative and exciting wellbeing related activity programme for unpaid carers to provide bite size short break opportunities. Activities will be broad, appeal to different interests, creative and be delivered both online and in person.

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Young Carers’ Time for Me, Oban Lorn and the Isles 2022

We provided young carers aged 8-18 in the Oban, Lorn and Isles area with a tailored programme of holiday activities designed to reduce isolation, boost self confidence, increase resilience and give access peer support. Young carers came together to have fun and some time out just for themselves.

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Breaks Together

The Breaks Together project offered young carers and those they care for living in East Lothian monthly activities to provide them with a short break from caring. The activities took place in East Lothian. Young carers who were unable to attend activities were offered monthly activity packs.

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Relax and Revive

We provided a range of activities for young and adult carers to enable them to get a short break from caring to relax and improve their health and well-being in a supportive environment. Activities included a football group, outdoor activity residential, yoga, therapies and group outings.

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

We provided carers from across the Oban Lorn and Isles area with a range of short break opportunities delivered both in person and virtually. Groups, day trips, therapies and residentials gave carers and those they care for the chance to relax, recharge and enjoy some much needed time out.

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Scotland Young Carers and Health Challenge Camp 2023

We delivered Scotland Young Carers and Health Challenge Camp for children aged 8-17 is a therapeutic recreation camp provides campers long term benefit and respite from their caring roles. Outcomes include increased self confidence & self belief, new coping strategies a network of peer support

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