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We ran our Nurture Group which is for young adults with mild disabilities and experiences of ACEs takes place one a month where group members participate in activities aimed at preventative emotional health and wellbeing, in a safe and secure environment that allows them to be their selves.

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We provided 3 ‘Health and Well-being’ residentials for young carers ( 9-14 years) – “It’s okay to not be okay”. Delivering specialist support to help young carers learn positive and healthy coping strategies to cope with their difficult feelings and make the changes that are right for them.

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Creative Companions

Creative Companions provided short breaks opportunities to Gypsy/Traveller carers in Edinburgh/Lothians, Perth & Kinross and Argyll. Plans for family days & residentials were severely impacted by COVID-19 & replaced by online activities, afternoon teas, guided pamper sessions and Festive packs.

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SociallyAble

C.O.J.A.C. provided social, recreational and leisure group activities for adults affected by disability. The project supports two groups of adults with an evening activity every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm until 9pm including escorted mini bus transport from home and return.

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Falkirk Creative Breaks is an exciting group that enables parent/cares to have a break from there caring role. To make this happen we provide fun days out and weekends away for their loved ones with additional support needs, this also gives the cared for person an opportunity to make new friends.

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The Carers Choice Service allowed carers of people with palliative care needs an opportunity to have a short break from caring and allowed carers to access a choice of hospice therapeutic services as well as accessing social, leisure and recreational activities which enhance their caring role.

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Caring for our BIG Families

We aimed to improve our support for the whole family unit carers & cared for, we organised truly family friendly Christmas and Summer events to sustain and consolidate family relationships. Send a group of members to Headway “Braw” weekend break and organise a Theatre trip for members.

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Eolas is a social group for carers which enables them to meet each other in a relaxed setting such as a hotel, restaurant or café to enjoy afternoon tea or morning coffee.

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Thrive Young Carers

Thrive Young Carers delivered two social group programmes (8 to 12 yrs & 13 to 18 yrs) The group provided regular respite time from their caring responsibilities and provides opportunities to take part in various activities and to develop peer relationships with other Young Carers.

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We provided practical care, guidance and  periods of respite for the families/carers of Dementia sufferers. This was tailored to individual needs and the best, personalised solutions for supporting them.

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