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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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Able2Sail provided sailing opportunities for half & whole day weekend on a modified yacht & motor cruiser for people affected by disability.

We provide dinghy and powerboat training which leads to RYA certification for our Youth Forum. We liaised with partners to prioritise young people with most complex needs.

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The Highland Cycle Ability Centre provided a safe, tranquil, traffic-free environment for people of all abilities to cycle.

Individuals as well as groups of young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder utilised the facilities with staff members on hand to encourage, accompany and/or teach the young people as appropriate.

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Reach4Reality Phase 3

We organised short outdoor activity breaks for young people with social communication difficulties from Highland.

Activities ranged from a few hours to overnight and weekend stays and included a variety of activities such as biking, badminton, horse riding, gorgewalking.

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Dance and Movement Group

We provided weekly creative dance and movement sessions for young people with multiple support needs, whilst their parents or carers have time to themselves or to spend with other family members and friends.

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Our project enabled 5 Scottish adults who have OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta), to attend our Family Weekend Conference with their family carers and children if any.

The event was held in Manchester the weekend of 11th Sep 2015.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who have serious mental health problems and mental illness.

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We have delivered both weekend trips away and Out & Abouts (Saturday or Sunday outings and activities) offering opportunities to socialise and have a lot of fun!

SNAP provide leisure and recreational opportunities for young people in the Inverness area who all have a learning disability and additional support needs.

 

 

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A 5-day summer camp for 45 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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Time 2 B

We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Highlands.

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