Young Adult Carers decided on a trip to London. Travelling beyond the West Coast of Scotland, to meet other young adult carers, visit places of interest, London Eye, Dungeons & travel by sightseeing bus. Offering a break from caring roles, new experiences & build relationships.
Milan provided a quality break for carers/ex carers from South Asian communities in Edinburgh and The Lothians who care for older people, giving them opportunities of therapeutic/educational sessions which is otherwise not possible due to their demanding and stressful roles.
The Outward Mobility project provided breaks for young people with learning disabilities across Edinburgh and The Lothians.
These short breaks included day trips and trips away from home, to facilities such as Center Parcs. These afforded valuable respite breaks to carers and the people that they care for.
MECOPP organised a programme of short breaks for carers and the cared for from the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland.
These breaks promoted positive well-being, reduced isolation, increased confidence and the potential to realise personal ambitions as well as increasing knowledge of carer support.
We provided a unique timeshare experience where with one click, parents can choose regular weekly or monthly 2 hour breaks to discover something new or just relax and recuperate. Safe in the knowledge their young people are making new friends and learning life skills.
We provided Compassion for Carers a Mindful/Compassion Based Retreat based in Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway. It was made up of two Retreats (6 Carers in each group) delivered over 2 Weekends (Friday to Sunday).
The Carers Hub provided an Older Carers Befriending and Well-being Project as one of our range of services. Carers aged 65+ living in Glasgow’s East End were supported to access breaks from their caring role via our volunteer befriending service and broad range of meaningful social/well-being activities
The project provided flexible respite care at home to support carers of individuals living with Dementia in the East End of Glasgow.
Cared For individuals received home befriending/activities allowing the carers some “ME” time, to have a break from caring.
We tried to remodel & improve our breaks for carers allowing them to meet/engage with other carers away from there caring duties. We also established fortnightly drop-ins with therapy sessions for the benefit of carers and cared for. We then organised a family summer event to sustain and consolidate the family relationship.
The Carers Choice Service offered carers an opportunity to have a short break, a we provided a volunteer befriender to spend time with the cared for person. Carers were then offered a choice of accessing hospice based support, or using the time in whatever way is most helpful to them.