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The Golden Time Project provided carers with opportunities to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Individual aromatherapy sessions were combined with group activities, yoga, mindfulness, relaxation & stress management.

Sessions were delivered in locations across East Renfrewshire .

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Music and Movement

We provided carers and their loved ones with a varied programme of music and movement initiatives. The programme aimed to encourage and inspire participants to engage in relaxing and fun activities, harnessing the social, physical and mental health benefits of the activities.

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Happy Breaks

We delivered our project ‘Happy Breaks’ a programme of one to one and group support activities designed for older people and their carers from diverse communities who are socially isolated and/or housebound.

The aim was to support them to improve their well-being and make positive difference to their lives.

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We delivered after consulting with the young carers, 5 to 11 years old, about what would be their ‘Dream Break’ a visit to London and go to Legoland, Harry Potter World and take an open top bus trip round the City.

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We delivered two Summer Residential Opportunities in Fife. The two residential opportunities were for young carers aged 8-12 to enjoy a three day respite break at Fordell Firs Activity Centre and for young carers aged 13-16 to enjoy a three day respite opportunity at the Homelands Trust.

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SHAYP Summer Camp 2019

We provided a 5-day summer camp in Aviemore for 50 young people, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s Disease.

The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as practical sessions on coping with being a young carer in a Huntington’s Disease family.

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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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