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Short Breaks for children and young people with additional support needs, their carers and families.

Our project brought together families ,children and young people with complex additional support needs and their carers and siblings, from Falkirk and Clackmannanshire area for short break, days out and trips throughout school holidays, evenings and weekends.

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Inclusive Family Fun Activities Programme

The development of a blended approach to online and outdoor events and activities has been provided to ensure that people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) could access purposeful and meaningful activities that supported them through the difficult times that 2021 brought.

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The Autism Support Project (ASP) enables children and young people to meet, interact and take part in activities with other autistic young peoples. They build relationships, make friends, and develop life skills. 3 groups meet fortnightly with a separate weekly online Dungeons and Dragons sessions.

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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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Ardentinny Adventure Weekends

The project took children and young people with epilepsy (YPE), their siblings and parent/carers on two weekend residential breaks in Sept and Oct 2021 to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre (AOEC). These trips gave them opportunities to take part in fun, challenging activities.

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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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The Aspergers Support Project (ASP) enabled children and young people to meet, interact and take part in activities with other young people with Aspergers. They built relationships, made friends, and to feel more included and were encouraged to developed coping and life skills.

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We delivered a needs led programme of short break opportunities that both young people with complex additional support needs, their Carers and siblings enjoyed together.

The project supported families to; have better breaks together and develop peer support friendships with other families.

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We provided carers in the Forth Valley area the opportunity to access Macrobert Arts Centre’s cinema with the person they care for. This project promoted positive wellbeing and bonded the carer/cared for relationship through cultural activity while developing friendships and a network of carers.

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Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020

Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020 was a virtual camp experience for 48 young carers which took place Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th July 2020. This project brought the magic, connectivity and respite of camp to young carers in Scotland in the safety of their homes during lockdown.

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