The Carers Choice Service offered carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring, through offering a Volunteer Befriender once a week to spend time with the person they are caring for.
Carers could choose to have some quality time to themselves, or access hospice services.
Connect.Curate.Create engaged 13 young carers aged 12 – 16 from across the Highland Council region in 5 residential weekend breaks where they had the opportunity to take part in a range of different art form activities and explore the creative industries.
Our pilot project provided music-based activities for 35 adults with disabilities, in monthly 3-hour sessions in a community venue within Renfrewshire.
This also provided 52 carers from Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Glasgow with opportunities to take regular breaks, either with or without the person they care for.
We provided a 5-day summer camp for 50 young people from across Scotland, aged between 8 – 25 years old, living in a family impacted by Huntington’s Disease.
The camp gave young people the chance to grow in confidence and develop personally while getting support on issues relating to Huntington’s Disease and also being a young carer.
We were able to provide of a range of short breaks from October 2017 to September 2018 that enabled 77 young carers, aged 7 – 18 years to get a break.
The activities were based in Edinburgh, West Lothian, Fife and the Scottish Borders and were a mix of evening, day and half day activities.
Indepen-dance provided 3 x weekly creative movement and dance sessions over 43 weeks for adults with learning disabilities in Glasgow. This offered participants the opportunity to take part in a dance activity and to develop friendships while giving their carers a regular.
We took young carers aged 8-25 years on three trips, sailing with The Ocean Youth Trust, outdoor activities at the Fordell Firs Centre and a Christmas party at Fordell Firs. We will also provided a suite of regular activites for Young Adult Carers.
Angus Carers organised a programme of events/activities specifically for male carers, designed to give them an opportunity to take a break for themselves, away from their caring role.
The activities included weekly drop in sessions and trips to venues and events throughout Angus and further afield.
Broomhouse Young Carers Project aimed to improve the quality of life for young carers age 7-25 years in South West Edinburgh. We provide a range of support for Young Carers through group work/peer support and residential’s, giving opportunities for respite and head space away from their caring role.
We provided weekend breaks and outings for adults aged 21 years plus who have substantial special needs, providing opportunities for our young adults to reduce their social isolation, try activities with support and thereby giving their carers a well deserved break.