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Charlie House Activities Programme

Charlie House’s activities programme is made up of free, fully-accessible, inclusive activities for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in North East Scotland and their families. The activities programme is designed our activities co-ordinators in consultation with the families.

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Mini Denners

​Mini Denners provided regular bespoke creative sessions for children under 5 at Jaks Den and online allowing them the chance to play and socialise reducing the loneliness and isolation of a cancer journey, enabling fun once more, whilst allowing carers the time and space to be themselves and relax.

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Caring for our BIG Families

We delivered a social programme including trips and support for our carers and the people that they care for, supporting the family unit.

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Scotland Siblings and Young Carers Camp 2021

Scotland Siblings and Young Carers Camp is for children and young people aged 8-17, who are the siblings of children living with serious illness. Our unique Therapeutic Recreation camp ran virtually over summer & provides campers with long term benefits and short term respite from their caring roles

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The project supported young carers to develop new relationships, take part in fun activities that gave them a break from caring, helped reduce social isolation, improved their wellbeing, and increased their resilience.

Barnardo’s Aberdeen Young Carers Service supports young carers in Aberdeen City.

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SHA Summer Camp 2021

During the summer holidays 38 young carers living in a family impacted by Huntington’s disease took a break from their caring responsibilities by attending an activity day. Young carers took part in a programme of activities including archery, kayaking, paddle boarding and bowling.

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We delivered The Friends for Life Clubs which are attended by children and young people aged 5- 20 years. The clubs take place in a centrally located venue so that the attendees can easily access community resources and parents/carers can have maximum benefit from their short break.

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A Great Day Out (Inclusive Festivals and Events)

The programme created accessible resources for festivals and events to support and include people with profound and multiple learning disabilities(PMLD)and their families across geographical areas. It reduced isolation & loneliness and supported the caring role and provided increased opportunities.

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Charlie House Activities Programme

The Charlie House Activities Programme delivers a range of inclusive, fully accessible activities for children with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions, and their families, in North East Scotland.

We delivered activities for parent/carers as well as extra activities in school holidays.

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Caring for our BIG Families

We aimed to improve our support for the whole family unit carers & cared for, we organised truly family friendly Christmas and Summer events to sustain and consolidate family relationships. Send a group of members to Headway “Braw” weekend break and organise a Theatre trip for members.

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