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Ozzy's One Ups

Delivered their Ozzy’s One-Ups Club, which encourages and supports disabled adults to engage in activities to develop long-term habits to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing and to assist their transition to other Clubs, leisure and recreational activities.

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

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The Makers On Tour

‘Makers on tour’ provided mutually beneficial respite to carers of learning disabled adults aged 21-35 through community creative activity booked by a simple phone call.

We partnered with community organisations who could continue to include cared for adults to generate more respite for their carers

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A range of short breaks activities were run for 140 carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian over the festive period 2019/2020. These included ‘Surviving Christmas’ workshops, complementary therapy, self-directed break vouchers, group trips, a SMART group meeting and events at the Edinburgh Carers’ Hub.

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The Beacon Club

The Beacon Club is a day care service for 40 people over 60 with dementia in Edinburgh. Our aim is to, improve quality of life as well as supporting members to live in their own home for longer. Carers are able take a break while members are at the club.

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Yolo Sistas provides 14 BAME young women carers with weekly group for emotional support, friendships and fun. It builds strengths, self-confidence and resilience to encourage wider community inclusion and participation. This raises awareness of issues affecting BAME young carers and profile raising.

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Broomhouse Young Carers

Providing support for young carers and young adult carers aged 5-25yrs across South West Edinburgh. We provide short breaks through one to one support, weekly groups and residential opportunities helping young carers improve their own health and wellbeing and be more able to cope as a young carer.

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This project increased the reach and frequency of social complementary therapy sessions. These sessions were delivered in more localities throughout Perth & Kinross and on a more regular basis.

These sessions combine access to a relaxing 45 minute therapy with an opportunity to socialise & meet other carers.

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Include Me 2 Increased Activities for Adults with disabilities and Respite Support for their Parents/Carers

Include Me 2 Club (IM2C) delivered a multi-faceted activity programme to empower cared-for adults with disabilities/multiple additional support needs to lead more confident, inclusive, and active lives whilst also providing regular respite breaks for their Carers – tackling the isolation and exclusion these groups face

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Older Carers Befriending & Wellbeing Project

Our Older Carers Befriending Service provides support via volunteer befrienders and paid-for replacement care to carers aged 65+ in Glasgow. Carers are supported to engage in meaningful social and community opportunities and have the chance to reconnect with past interests alongside their care role.

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