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SHAYP Summer Camp 2017

We provided a 5-day summer camp for 35 young people, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s Disease.

The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as one-to-one and group sessions with Scottish Huntington’s Association Specialist Youth Advisors, on the issues surrounding Huntington’s disease and being a young carer.

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We provided grants directly to carers who are caring for person(s) living with dementia living in Scotland.

Being a national organisation we offer the same opportunity all applicants no matter their geographical location, giving them a break from their caring role.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Aberdeenshire and Moray.

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We provided a summer activity programme for 18 children and young people with cerebral palsy and related conditions.

The physically active and challenging programme, led by therapists, provided a variety of fun activities to promote functional postural and mobility skills through participation in sports and arts, thereby enabling the children and young people’s parents/carers to get a break and/or spend time with their siblings.

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Over The Wall Scotland Family Camp 2017

We ran a weekend camp for families affected by serious illness in children at Tulliallan Police College, Fife from 12th to 14th May 2017.

The camp was attended by 15 families, comprising 61 individual campers. Families took part in fun, challenging activities whilst at camp, but also enjoyed time out to relax, away from the pressures of everyday life.

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Saturday Club Activities Kielder Activity Break

We provided an Activity Short Break for families and employed an Activities Coordinator to organise the Monthly Saturday Club and support our families during the short break.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2016-17

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2015-16

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Aberdeenshire, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Aberdeenshire, to plan an pay for a short break of their choice.

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