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Perth Eagles Wheelchair Sports Club

We set up a Wheelchair Sports Club in Perth called ‘ Perth Eagles’ to give local people with a disability the opportunity to participate in meaningful active sport & physical activity with their peers and siblings.

This was provided at Letham Sports Hub & numbers have been full to capacity every week.

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We provided a social club on Thursday evenings for isolated young adults with learning difficulties, behavioural difficulties, disabilities and/or additional support needs so they can socialise and participate in a range of different activities at our Centre in Portobello as well as regular outings.

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Broomhouse Young Carers

Broomhouse Young Carers project provided short breaks for young carers and young adult carers aged 7 yrs – 25 yrs old. We provided support through group work and one to one support tailored to the needs of individual young carers.

We cover the South West locality in the City of Edinburgh.

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The Scottish Borders CHIMES Service provided a range of short breaks In the Easter and Summer holidays that enabled 81 young carers, aged 7 – 17 years to get time away from home by having a break.

The activities were based in the Scottish Borders and were a mix of day and half day activities.

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Eolas was set up as a social group for informal carers in the Western Isles, to come together over afternoon tea or morning coffee, in a relaxed setting.

We were able to pay for alternative care to allow all carers access to this group.

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Our project enabled carers to have regular breaks at theatre performances where they could socialise, whilst our staff team hosted four separate music and dance events for their loved ones all of whom had a dementia diagnosis.

All events took place within venues in East Renfrewshire.

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The project was to create another Dual Breaks Club for carers in another Local Authority area, this being Inverclyde as well as the existing club in Renfrewshire. This has allowed carers the opportunity and peace of mind to take a break either with, or without the person they Care For.

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Our project reached out to unpaid Carers throughout Cowal & Bute. We delivered a wide variety of creative art workshops and crafting sessions which were delivered in the diverse communities which our service covers in order to have an inclusive approach to attendance.

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Young Carers 'Me Time'

Our project supported young carers aged 5 -15 throughout Perth and Kinross, allowing them to have a break from their caring role during the school holiday period. This included day trips, a short break and a Christmas Extravaganza.

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Surviving Christmas

As the festive season can be a particularly challenging time for carers, VOCAL offered a range of short break options over the festive period to help carers to cope over the Christmas period.

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