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Respite for Young Carers in Rural Perth

We provide respite groups to young carers age 8 – 15 in rural Perthshire on a fortnightly basis so they can access respite from their caring role which hasn’t always been accessible due to the rural locality of where they live.

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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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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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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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Siblings Project

We offered weekly support for children who have siblings with Autism in Perth & Kinross, we did this with weekly social groups, individual sessions and holiday programmes.

The siblings had their own space where they were able to share their experiences with other children who are in the same situation, gain a better understanding about what Autism is, have fun and be supported by a team of staff and volunteers.

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We organised a programme of short breaks (residential and day events) for carers, and those being cared for, from the Gypsy/Traveller community in rural and urban areas of Scotland.

Each break was designed to reduce isolation, promote wellbeing and improve knowledge of mainstream carer-related services.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Perth and Kinross.

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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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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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