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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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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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Creative Residency

We provided a six day creative dance residency for 20 adults with learning disabilities in June 2017 in Belfast.

Indepen-dance is a Glasgow based inclusive dance development company, providing dance for disabled people via an annual core programme of weekly creative movement classes, quarterly training courses and performances opportunities.

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Adventure Under Sail for Young Carers

We provided five residential 5 day sail training voyages for young carers in 2017.

The holistic voyage experience sailing around the Scottish coast enabled young carers to develop new interests and skills, lasting friendships, and lead their own life outwith their caring responsibilities.

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Young Adults Creative Breaks

We provided four breaks at various locations throughout the UK for young adults whose lives are affected by life long disabilities so that they could pursue their interests, discover new passions and have fun together with a group of their friends and peers.

They were supported by our staff and giving their entire families and carers some well-needed respite. Each break lasted for 5 days and 4 nights away from home.

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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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Glasgow Disabled Scouts Network Scout Summer Camp

We believe everyone is entitled to adventure! Through this project we were able to support 20 young adults with disabilities to attend a week long adventure camp near Stirling.

We provided one to one support through a team of 30 volunteers which allowed the young adults to participate in a wide range of activities as well as having time to socialise with their friends.

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Corseford School Summer Club 2017

We provided a 2 week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for 14 children with complex support needs. One tailored week for older and one for younger pupils.

An activity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their high level care needs.

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Summer Respite Holiday

SAMs Charity delivered a Summer Respite Holiday to improve the wellbeing and reduce the isolation of children and young people 3-18 years with disabilities and/or multiple additional support needs and their parents/carers.

Through receiving respite each day, parents/carers are better now able to continue coping with/carrying out their caring responsibilities.

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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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