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We provided regular short breaks to young adults with a range of additional support needs, promoting peer support and learning to develop independence and natural socialisation skills. This gave some parents and carer’s time to themselves.

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Totally YAC Group

Our Totally Young Adult Carers Group provides a range of monthly age appropriate and varied activities for young adult carers aged 16-25 enabling them are able to have a break from their caring responsibilities.

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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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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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The Sensory Experience

We provided one hour fully personalised sessions in our state-of-the-art multi-sensory room for young people with disabilities and their carers. This was followed by tea/coffee and cake after the session. Carers had the choice to stay or how they wanted to spend their time.

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Fabb-i-do Weekends

We provided an exciting multi-activity themed programme for 110 children and young people who have a range of complex needs,  this providing invaluable respite for families.

Themes ranged from Weird Science, Music Live, Fab Food, Academy Awards, Art Attack,Wild Camping, Bushcraft and Superheroes.

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Totally YAC Group

Our Totally YAC Group provided monthly short breaks for Young Adult Carers. They had access to varied and age appropriate activities, offering opportunities for socialising, and meeting others in the same situation.

Giving them a regular break from their caring role within a supportive environment.

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We organised a small programme of Short Breaks (Family Days and Residentials) for Carers and those being Cared For, from the Gypsy/Traveller Community.

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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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PLUS provided a weekly After School Club 3 nights per week for young people with disabilities and additional support needs so they could socialise with their peers and have fun, while their parents get a break from their caring responsibilities.

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