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​​We provided vulnerable older people with disabilities and additional support needs with befriending/listening ear support, activities, and holiday food hampers, whilst their Carers access regular respite breaks. Which tackled isolation and the exclusion these groups face while  improving their inclusion, increasing drop in support and ICT access.

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A Wee Treat

We delivered our Wee Treat project, which offered unpaid carers a range of trips and activities in various locations over the Scottish Borders to help them feel part of a supportive group, enjoy a break, reduce isolation, build confidence and increase a sense of wellbeing.

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Taking a Break and Making Memories

We provided our young carers with the opportunity to attend 8 fun days out a residential trip and the chance to attend the young carers festival thus allowing them to make positive and meaningful memories.

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Breakfree Project

The Breakfree Project offered a range of workshops/activities to support the health & wellbeing of unpaid carers throughout Angus. Designed to help carers build relationships with others in similar situations and provide trusting networks of peer support in a safe, structured & supported environment

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Gardening Sessions and Events

We delivered sessions for carers to learn about gardening and expand their peer support network, environmental arts activities for carers and the person they care for to enjoy together.  Free time at the allotment saw carers who attended have a break, relax and access informal family advisory service if required.

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Cosgrove's Cos-Go!

Cosgrove’s Cos-Go! Provided regular weekend activity short breaks which focused on wellbeing, building skills and sustaining families. Cos-Go! delivered 6x 2 night breaks for carers most in need.

We also delivered 2 activity days and 6 family forums, giving carers an opportunity to connect.

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Building Memories

We provided our unpaid carers the chance to have time away from their caring role by arranging Christmas lunches in various rural areas. We also took them on a trip to the theatre, giving our carers the opportunity to relax have fun and enjoy a life outside their caring role.

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East Ren Escapades

Our project was to enable carers of those living with Dementia to enjoy a series of organised, fun events throughout the year whilst our staff team hosted simultaneous events for their loved ones too.

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Barnardo's Aberdeen Young Carers

We delivered short breaks for Young Carers and the Cared For in Aberdeen City. A wide range of breaks offered included days
out, school holiday activities, individual sessions, group sessions for young carers, siblings and the adults, therapeutic group work, volunteer outings and residential trips.

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Caring Connections

Milan’s Caring Connections project provided unpaid carers from South Asian communities with a quality break to promote their health and wellbeing, raise confidence and ensure carer’s voices are heard in order to recognise their commitments and value their contributions.

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"These breaks are the best thing that can happen to caring families. The time away is just perfect to relax and escape just for a while"

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