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We provided a 4-day group summer activity programme for up to 30 children and young people with cerebral palsy and related conditions.

This physically active and challenging programme, led by therapists, aimed to provide fun activities to help improve the children and young people’s functional postural and mobility skills, enabling their parents/carers to get a break and/or spend time with siblings.

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Milan provided a fortnightly Carer Support Group for carers of older people. Carers meet in a calm environment where they had some quality time for themselves outwith their pressurising roles and had the opportunity to meet others in the same situation.

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We delivered adaptive bike sessions for disabled communities across Scotland promoting all-inclusive cycling to young people with disabilities and additional support needs.

Bike buddies, support staff, trained staff and volunteers took part in, Cycling Scotland’s accredited Group Cycle Ride Leader in preparation for more sustainable services.

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We provided a weekly social club for isolated young adults between the ages of 15 and 19 years so they can socialise and participate in a range of different activities, take part in regular outings and to try out new activities.

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Positive Connections

We provided monthly family support groups for families with children affected by Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in 3 localities across Scotland.

We provided fully accessible play and support for the children whilst parents/carers had a break from their caring role and time to get together with others with shared experiences.

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We organise special breaks for our families. The children and young people we support within these families have cancer or leukaemia, a long term or incurable disease.

CCLASP support over 500 families in Scotland and the provision of special breaks is dependant on funding.

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The One Step Project provided support for young people with epilepsy in and around Edinburgh in the form of 1:1 meetings, groups, outings and residential trips. The support to the young person provided respite for parents and carers, many people with epilepsy are heavily reliant on carers and family.

 

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RNIB Activate Project provided a combination of 2 Family Fun Days, 2 Residential Activity Breaks ‘Stepping Out’ for 11-13 years and ‘Promoting Independence’ for 14-18 years

We provided family weekend breaks to develop confidence and personal independence for blind/partially sighted children and young people while supporting parent/carers and providing a respite break for the whole family.

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Outward Mobility - Pathfinding Phase

Outward Mobility is a short trips project that offers breaks for adults with learning disabilities. Part of the aim of the project is to provide respite for the young people as well as their family and carers.

Upward Mobiliy strive to offer new opportunities, increase independence and new experiences during our trips.

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Basecamp 2

Basecamp 2 builds on our popular model, offering children and young people an innovative new pathway to success. The project prepares children and young people for transitions to take part in new activities and gain valuable life skills.

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