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We provide a holiday scheme for 19 young people with Additional Support Needs aged 15-18 living in Angus. The schemes ran for 8 weeks of the year for 5 hours per day, the parents and carers have the opportunity to spend time with other family members and friends or have some ‘me time’

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Angus.

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We provided grants directly to carers who support those affected by mental illness living in Scotland.

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Scottish Disability Sport Junior Summer Camp

We provided a fully-supported, managed, all-inclusive residential multi-sports and activity camp for 35 youngsters at the newly refurbished accessible Inverclyde Centre in Largs.

The camp was four days long and provides a positive, inclusive and active environment for youngsters aged 10-18 with a physical or sensory impairment.

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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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East Inclusion Football Group

We enhanced and created footballing and social opportunities for young people and adults with multiple additional support needs from Tayside & Fife.

We engaged with over 280 individuals by creating and developing self-sustainable disability football teams to provided respite for their carers in the Scottish FA East Region.

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Families Programme

Our Families Programme provided a planned programme of events and activities for parents or guardians who have a child with additional support needs and their siblings.

The programme allows families to participate in events and activities in a safe, secure, supported and fun environment without fear of judgement or discrimination.

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Dundee Activity Club

We provided weekly activity and play sessions for children and young people with complex needs in the Dundee and Angus area, so their parents/carers could have a bit of respite from their caring responsibilities.

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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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