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We provided a weekly social club for adults who are socially isolated due to reduced physical and mental well being we gave their carers time to have a break from their caring responsibilities.

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We left Stornoway on the 7 am ferry on the Monday, travelled by coach to Perth, arriving in the late afternoon. On Tuesday we went to the Deepsea World at Queensferry, and took in tenpin bowling in Dunfermline.

Wednesday was spent in the city with an evening at Perth concert hall to see the Foster & Allen show. Thursday visited Blair Drummond Safari Park, evening entertainment of Scottish singing and dancing in the hotel.

After breakfast on Friday headed for Ullapool to catch the evening ferry back to Stornoway. We had an amazing time, and it makes it all worthwhile when you see the smile on the faces of those involved.

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Yolo Sistas

We provided a weekly group for young female, Black Minority Ethnic carers living within City of Edinburgh.

The aim of the project was to access ‘hard-to-reach’ carers from Black Minority Ethnic communities and give the girls a space to share their experience both as carers and as teenage girls who often feel different from their peers and socially isolated.

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Glasgow Disabled Scouts Network Scout Summer Camp

We believe everyone is entitled to adventure! Through this project we were able to support 20 young adults with disabilities to attend a week long adventure camp near Stirling.

We provided one to one support through a team of 30 volunteers which allowed the young adults to participate in a wide range of activities as well as having time to socialise with their friends.

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Siblings Project

We offered weekly support for children who have siblings with Autism in Perth & Kinross, we did this with weekly social groups, individual sessions and holiday programmes.

The siblings had their own space where they were able to share their experiences with other children who are in the same situation, gain a better understanding about what Autism is, have fun and be supported by a team of staff and volunteers.

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Carers Support Group

We delivered a fortnightly carers support group to provide a mechanism of support for carers of South Asian Older people to get some time out for them selves to take part in therapeutic and educational activities away from their demanding and pressurising caring roles.

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We organised a programme of short breaks (residential and day events) for carers, and those being cared for, from the Gypsy/Traveller community in rural and urban areas of Scotland.

Each break was designed to reduce isolation, promote wellbeing and improve knowledge of mainstream carer-related services.

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No Limits Holiday 2017

We took a group of carers and the people they care for on a week long activity break to Calvert Trust Kielder Northumbria.

No Limits are a multi- sportsclub for children and young people in the East Central Scotland area and we specialise in providing sporting and social opportunities. we also organise weekend activity breaks and week long activity holidays.

On a weekly basis we offer a Saturday morning sports session in Linlithgow , on a Friday evening a boccia Club at Bathgate , on a Sunday afternoon a fitness session at a gymnasium near Livingston, on Thursday mornings an archery session at Blackburn. We also organise 4 ten Pin Bowling competitions at deer Park Livingston.

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Cambo Activity Days

We provided activity sessions for adults with a disability, two half day sessions per week. Activities are centred around creative learning projects with the option for ‘volunteering’ style sessions in the gardens and woods for those who are able.

Carers can also take part in the sessions or have time to themselves.

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Fabb-i-do Weekends

We provided an exciting multi-activity themed programme for 110 children and young people who have a range of complex needs,  this providing invaluable respite for families.

Themes ranged from Weird Science, Music Live, Fab Food, Academy Awards, Art Attack,Wild Camping, Bushcraft and Superheroes.

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