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SHA Summer Camp 2021

During the summer holidays 38 young carers living in a family impacted by Huntington’s disease took a break from their caring responsibilities by attending an activity day. Young carers took part in a programme of activities including archery, kayaking, paddle boarding and bowling.

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Older Carers Befriending and Wellbeing Project

We successfully delivered our Older Carers Befriending and Wellbeing Project 2020-21 under pandemic conditions which had not been foreseen at time of application. We provided a wellbeing breaks programme for older carers living in NE Glasgow.

Our approach is built on partnership & community, providing creative, meaningful breaks for carers and cared-for person. We provide regular, year-round, peer support, activities and events that keep carers connected and well.

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Outdoor Adventure Breaks

The funding allowed 72 young carers to access outdoor education activities at Lochore Meadows and Cluny Clays. We had to go to Cluny Clays instead of Fordell Firs due to restrictions in booking.

Fife Young Carers supports young people who provide a caring role within their family.

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Time to Be Just Us

This project allowed PKAVS carers hub to build a programme of activities for unpaid carers of all ages and their cared for to access short breaks at a range of socially connected events that were delivered (face to face and virtually) throughout Perth & Kinross (P&K).

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We delivered Time for Me, a young carers school holiday respite activity programme in Oban, Lorn and Isles area. Having time together  provided young carers with respite, peer support, school transition support, increased health and wellbeing and confidence in caring roles.

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Time Out Project

We delivered ‘Time-Out’ planned  music-based, social, exercise and activities for adults with disabilities, in twice a month sessions at community venues in West Dunbartonshire, giving Carers the opportunity and peace of mind to take a break – either with, or without the person they care for.

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Breaking Away

Breaking Away offered a program of respite for young carers across Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay (MAKI). This respite came in the form of regular fortnightly pony club sessions and outdoor activities carried out by Lochgoilhead outdoor activity center.

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We provided carers in the Forth Valley area the opportunity to access Macrobert Arts Centre’s cinema with the person they care for. This project promoted positive wellbeing and bonded the carer/cared for relationship through cultural activity while developing friendships and a network of carers.

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EveryoneIn

EveryoneIn connected carers and cared for young people through initially short breaks and activity days and subsequently through online activities which focused on creative arts and wellbeing and outdoor activities.

The activities helped carers and cared for young people keep connected, well and supported.

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Time to Smile :-)

Time to Smile was a project delivered to support unpaid Carers and cared for in Cowal and Bute. The project plan was to work in collaboration with Cowal & Bute Elderly befrienders. Our aim was to provide enjoyable social events to aid in reducing isolation and improving connections and wellbeing.

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