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Creative Movement Workshops

Indepen-dance provided 3 x weekly creative movement and dance sessions over 43 weeks for adults with learning disabilities in Glasgow. This offered participants the opportunity to take part in a dance activity and to develop friendships while giving their carers a regular.

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Residentials and Breaks for Young Carers

We took young carers aged 8-25 years on three trips, sailing with The Ocean Youth Trust, outdoor activities at the Fordell Firs Centre and a Christmas party at Fordell Firs. We will also provided a suite of regular activites for Young Adult Carers.

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Angus Carers organised a programme of events/activities specifically for male carers, designed to give them an opportunity to take a break for themselves, away from their caring role.

The activities included weekly drop in sessions and trips to venues and events throughout Angus and further afield.

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Broomhouse Young Carers

Broomhouse Young Carers Project aimed to improve the quality of life for young carers age 7-25 years in South West Edinburgh. We provide a range of support for Young Carers through group work/peer support and residential’s, giving opportunities for respite and head space away from their caring role.

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We provided weekend breaks and outings for adults aged 21 years plus who have substantial special needs, providing opportunities for our young adults to reduce their social isolation, try activities with support and thereby giving their carers a well deserved break.

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2018 Summer Respite Holiday

SAMs Charity delivered a Summer Respite Holiday to improve the wellbeing and reduce the isolation of children/young people 3-18 years with disabilities and/or multiple additional support needs and their parents/carers.


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Dunbartonshire Disability Sports Club (DDSC) organised a three nights residential disability sports camp at the Scottish National Sports Training centre, Largs for families affected by disability from West and East Dunbartonshire area.

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The Butterfly Club

We provided a summer club for children/young people with severe learning disabilities by working in close partnership with a third sector organisation to deliver an impressive activity program in a fun and safe environment whilst providing carers with much needed respite.

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We ran holiday playschemes for children who are affected by a range of disabilities and have complex needs. There was a programme of activities and day trips available for the children.

This service offers children and families much needed respite and the opportunity to take part in new experiences and make positive friendships in a safe and nurturing environment.

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We provided respite opportunities for the carers of 32 children. We did this by running two activity groups for children affected by multiple complex disabilities living in Dundee.

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