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The project delivered fun, friendship and new opportunities for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) across Tayside.

It provided training opportunities for activity and leisure staff and supported community inclusion in an attempt to reduce existing barriers to inclusion.

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Junior Summer Camp

We provided an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre.

The camp was very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp

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15-18 Scheme

Angus Special Playscheme ran 3 different age related schemes for children with additional support needs and one for children with complex needs.

The 15-18 scheme was formed 11 years ago when we changed the age ranges of the groups to best suit the needs and interests of the young people.

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Callums' Caravan - PAMIS Breaks

Callum’s Caravan provided short breaks in a fully accessible caravan at Haggerstone Castle, a holiday village near Berwick upon Tweed, for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families/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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Personal Development Opportunities through Sport

We provided fun football activity sessions for children and young people with disabilities within the Scottish East Region Community Football Clubs.

These fun football activities aimed to develop friendships, communication, teamwork and health improvements from physical activity. Their carers also benefit from significant respite hours.

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Me and Thee Time

We provided opportunities for families caring for a child with additional needs living in Tayside to enjoy activities together with other families or for parents together.

Activities included picnics, farm visits, zoo, dance classes, Christmas shopping trips, pantomimes, meals, party night and Santa.

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We provide a holiday scheme for 19 young people with Additional Support Needs aged 15-18 living in Angus. The schemes ran for 8 weeks of the year for 5 hours per day, the parents and carers have the opportunity to spend time with other family members and friends or have some ‘me time’

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Angus.

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We provided grants directly to carers who support those affected by mental illness living in Scotland.

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