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Theatre for the Fabulous

Theatre for the Fabulous is a theatre group in Midlothian we supported 27 unpaid parent carers to take a break from caring for their adult children over the period of a year whilst providing creative engagement for 15 adults with a learning disability passionate about performance and drama.

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FRIENDS+ Social Events

Our FRIENDS+ Events project provided an accessible social experience for those who need additional support. We facilitated a range of unique and fun activities each month in various locations in Edinburgh. People who came to our events had an opportunity to socialise and try something new.

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Space for Young Carers

Space Young Carers Project delivered a planned programme of short breaks for young carers living in the South West of Edinburgh, aged 5 years to 25 years. We provided a range of opportunities including: support groups, one to one sessions and residential respite trips.

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Eric Liddell Escapes (Eric's Escapes)

We delivered Eric Liddell Escapes a short breaks programme of trips and overnight stays for unpaid carer’s and the people they care for, together or separately, from the Edinburgh area. It delivered a creative form of respite alleviating some of the stresses and strains of everyday caring routines.

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Revive & Thrive

We delivered Revive & Thrive a Dumfries-based programme of creative workshops and activities to enable unpaid carers to have mindful time out from their caring role. Carers build peer support connections and learn new skills to support their wellbeing.

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SNAP Short Breaks 2022-23

We provided a variety of Short Breaks for young adults who have additional support needs in Inverness. These breaks included Weekend Breaks, Saturday ‘Out and About in the local community and also a weekly Youth Club. All of these services offer parents/carers some valued respite.

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Room for Art: Visual Workshops for Adult Carers in Edinburgh and Dalkeith

Room for Art: Working in partnership with VOCAL we provided visual arts workshops facilitated by professional artists to unpaid carers in Edinburgh and Dalkeith in order for them to take time out from their caring role. These took place on both a weekly and monthly basis, online and in person.

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Care To Sing!

Care to Sing! is a singing group made up of 20 Carers all are registered with Carers of East Lothian and the choir is led by it’s musical director and facilitated by a volunteer. We meet weekly for 90 minutes of vocal warm ups, singing, harmonising, fun, laughter and support.

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Creative Breaks for Young Adults 19+

We provided breaks at various locations throughout the United Kingdom for young adults affected by disabilities so that they could pursue their interests and have fun together with a group of their friends and peers supported by our staff giving their carers respite.

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Adult Carer Holistic Project

The Project provided events and activities for unpaid adult carers and their cared-for throughout urban and rural Stirling. It also allowed carers’ the opportunity to relax, have time for themselves, become better informed and learn techniques to support their physical and emotional well-being.

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