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SNAP Breaks

We provided 5 x 48 hour breaks and 20 Out & About Saturday Breaks for 28 young people who have a learning disability and additional support needs such as a physical, sensory or behavioural impairment.

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Short Breaks for people with Dementia & their Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for people living with dementia to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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Autism Initiatives Activity Break Project

We provided short breaks for groups of autistic adults who do not access short break services as part of their regular support.

The breaks provided respite for families and opportunities to learn skills in a new setting, thereby improving a range of quality of life outcomes and reducing parent/carer anxiety.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness, living in Scotland.

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SHAYP Summer Camp 2016

We provided a5-day summer camp for 35 young carers, 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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Scottish Disability Sport Junior Summer Camp

To support the continuation of a fully managed, all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan-disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained through increased activity.

Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment.

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We provided a Mission Discovery and Adventure Week for 24 deaf children and young people aged 8-15 and 12 were aged 16-18. This took place at Blairvadach on 1-5 August 2016.

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We provided grants directly to carers of adults who live in Highland to access their own, personalised respite break.

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We provided social and recreational activities for children and young people with multiple support needs, who live across Ross-shire and Sutherland.
This enabled our children and young people to develop friendships, independence and participate in many different activities, while their carers had time for themselves.

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SNAP provided short breaks of 6 hours at weekends and weekend breaks of 48 and 28 hours to young people aged 5 to 20 years with substantial support needs. This allowed the young people to increase their social skills, have fun with their friends and try new activities, while their parents and carers had time to themselves.

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