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We provided a unique timeshare experience where with one click, parents can choose regular weekly or monthly 2 hour breaks to discover something new or just relax and recuperate. Safe in the knowledge their young people are making new friends and learning life skills.

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Compassion 4 Carers

We provided Compassion for Carers a Mindful/Compassion Based Retreat based in Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway. It was made up of two Retreats (6 Carers in each group) delivered over 2 Weekends (Friday to Sunday).

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Older Carers Befriending & Wellbeing Project

The Carers Hub provided an Older Carers Befriending and Well-being Project as one of our range of services. Carers aged 65+ living in Glasgow’s East End were supported to access breaks from their caring role via our volunteer befriending service and broad range of meaningful social/well-being activities

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The project provided 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 allowing the carers  some “ME” time, to have a break from caring.

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We tried to remodel & improve our breaks for carers allowing them to meet/engage with other carers away from there caring duties. We also established fortnightly drop-ins with therapy sessions for the benefit of carers and cared for. We then organised a family summer event to sustain and consolidate the family relationship.

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The Carers Choice Service offered carers an opportunity to have a short break, a we provided a volunteer befriender to spend time with the cared for person. Carers were then offered a choice of accessing hospice based support, or using the time in whatever way is most helpful to them.

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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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