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Ardentinny Adventure Weekends

The project took children and young people with epilepsy (YPE), their siblings and parent/carers on two weekend residential breaks in Sept and Oct 2021 to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre (AOEC). These trips gave them opportunities to take part in fun, challenging activities.

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This funding was used to develop our social complementary therapy groups so the locations they were delivered in and the number of groups delivered increased. The groups give carers a chance to meet other carers and PKAVS support staff but most importantly it lets them enjoy a complementary therapy.

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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 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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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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"How refreshing to meet other people with similar experiences and be able to talk so freely knowing they could understand your worries and concerns"

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