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The project offered cared for people and their carers, a break away from their remote island surroundings to visit mainland Scotland. The trip to Edinburgh created a wonderful opportunity for people to connect with each other without the pressures of regular life -it was a thoroughly enjoyed by all

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We offered 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 had the chance for some “ME” time.

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Nature Therapy Breaks planned to provide two weekend breaks at Dean Castle Country Park in Kilmarnock with therapeutic and nature-themed activities for carers of people living with dementia.

There were a few factors that affected this project that meant that it was not able to go ahead.

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Young Carers Respite Break

We took 12 young adult carers who were involved with our Music Therapy Group on a 3 night break to Edinburgh to visit the sights and attended the Lion King Musical.

The Young Carers loved and had performed songs from musicals but had never attended a live performance.

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Cosgrove Connections brought families who have a young person with complex needs together. Families in West Central Scotland have accessed a range of themed family days and 9 short breaks, sustaining them in their caring role and building skills, friendships and confidence in young people.

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Caring Matters

We held weekly groups in evenings where we provided time for working carers to participate in short break group activities. Held weekly we provide carer support groups to allow carers to come together to share experiences, information and generally support each other. Supporting former carers to become ambassador

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Taking a Break & Making Memories

We delivered “Taking a Break & Making Memories” and we were able to provide Young Carers aged 8 to 18 years with respite and a break from caring with their peers from Bute & Cowal.

This was achieved through the provision of a programme of activities and a residential at Ardroy Outdoor Centre, Trips & attending the Scottish Young Carers Festival.

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Ozzy's One-Ups

Ozzy’s One-Ups encourages and supports disabled young adults to engage in a programme of activities to develop long-term habits to improve their physical and emotional well-being and to transition to other clubs and leisure activities.

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The Golden Time Project provided carers with opportunities to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Individual aromatherapy sessions were combined with group activities, yoga, mindfulness, relaxation & stress management.

Sessions were delivered in locations across East Renfrewshire .

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Music and Movement

We provided carers and their loved ones with a varied programme of music and movement initiatives. The programme aimed to encourage and inspire participants to engage in relaxing and fun activities, harnessing the social, physical and mental health benefits of the activities.

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