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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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Breaks for Siblings of Children with Autism

We provided a range of activities for the siblings of children undergoing assessment for, or with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Perth.

These included weekly term time groups, days out during the holidays and training about Autism to help the young people understand their siblings.

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The Transition Group supported young people aged 14 to 16, to move from Young Carers to Young Adult Carers Service. We provided fortnightly respite groups with 1 to 1 support and day trips.

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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 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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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 grants directly to carers who who live in Perth & Kinross, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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Glenrothes Strollers Superstars

We provided weekly respite care provision in the form of football activity for children and young people with additional support needs from Tayside and Fife. We developed sustainable disability sections within strong Community Football Clubs within the Scottish FA East Region.

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To provide Scottish children who have OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) to attend our Family Conference by covering the travel and accommodation costs for them and their families/carers. The event was held in Manchester in September 2015.

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SHIP provided holiday play schemes for children with complex additional support needs so that they can have enjoy activities that they may not normally be available to them. This provided carers/parents and their families with vital respite to enable them to continue in their caring role.

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