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The Beacon Club

The Beacon Club supports individuals living with Dementia and those who are socially isolated to attend our day clubs at Broomhouse Hub and Tron Kirk. Our members engage in a day full of fun activities which improves quality of life whilst giving valued respite to their carer.

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Free Respite Project

We provided a respite service for unpaid carers in Oban, Lorn and the Isles, to enable those looking after a relative/friend/neighbour to have some time to themselves. This helps to promote and maintain independence for both. Crossroads North Argyll is a registered charity.

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Care for our BIG Families (continuing)

We aimed to run a full social support programme, improve support for all family unit carers and cared for. Organise truly family friendly events e.g. Summer & Christmas to sustain and build on family relationships, send a group to BRAW weekend and organise theatre trips for all beneficiaries.

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VAS - Shetland Carers

Shetland Carers offered unpaid carers registered with the service the opportunity to attend activities during Carers Week. Activities included wellbeing/fitness sessions, creative pottery painting, a free cake and cuppa, a photo competition and a free 7 day pass to their local leisure centre.

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Residential Adventure Break

We held 2 weekend breaks for Young Carers, aged under 18, one at The Cairngorms Adventure Centre and one at Fordell Firs Activity Centre. Young Carers were able to experience a variety of team building activities such as white water rafting, bell boats, challenge course, kayaking, and orienteering.

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Stepping Out Remote, Rural and Island Breaks for Carers, Nature, Music and Stars

The project involved taking groups of carers to remote rural parts of Scotland to take part in a supported residential short break. Activities included Foraging, Astronomy, Art Workshops, Paddle-boarding, Shepherding, Singing and music, Island tours and exploring the area.

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Young Carers

Our project focused on providing short break activities for young carers to offer a break from their caring at home. This involved engaging activities including day trips, weekly group and 1-2-1 support. These activities were hosted at various locations, such as local attractions, parks, beaches and community centres, scheduled throughout the year to cater to different cater to different young carers needs and schedules.

Y Sort It Young Carers provide practical and emotional support to ensure that Young Carers enjoy opportunities just like their friends by providing weekly peer group support, 121s both in school and out in the community, activities, training and development, respite and residentials.

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The Haven Breaks @ Home

The Haven Breaks @ Home project supports and empowers carers and cared for individuals (affected by life limiting illness) to access breaks from within their own homes/Haven centres through Wellbeing activities (mindfulness/relaxation) and through creative/therapeutic resources provided.

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Caring for Carers

Our project supported adult and young carers to manage their health and emotional wellbeing by providing a break away from caring, offering the opportunity to meet other carers in a safe environment while developing self-management skills.

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Activity Based Befriending for Cared For and Respite for Carers

We delivered flexible respite care at home to support Carers of individuals living with dementia in the East End of Glasgow. Cared for individuals received home befriending/activities and carers some “ME” time.

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