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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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Young people with Asperger Syndrome came together on a fortnightly basis to meet with their peers at our premises in Stirling.

The groups discuss and plan their sessions, promoting some independence and negotiation skills. Sessions range from Lego therapy, short film creation and drama workshops.

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We provided monthly family support groups, fortnightly playschemes, and monthly preschool groups for babies, children and young people in the West of Scotland affected by the lifelong disabilities of Spina bifida/Hydrocephalus, as well as their carers and siblings.

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We provided needs led short break opportunities for children and young people with complex additional support needs and their parent/ carers and siblings.

The project supported families to access new opportunities and experiences to improve their confidence and reduce stress.

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SHAYP Summer Camp 2019

We provided a 5-day summer camp in Aviemore for 50 young people, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s Disease.

The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as practical sessions on coping with being a young carer in a Huntington’s Disease family.

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Short Breaks for Children with Additional Support Needs and their Families

We provided short break activity opportunities for children with additional support needs and their families across Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.

The project supports families to have new and fun experiences together, building relationships and providing a break from the stress of caring.

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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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Scotland Family Camp 2018

We hosted a Family Camp for Scotland families which was based at Tulliallan Police College Fife from 18th – 20th May 2018 inclusive, (3 days, 2 nights).

The camp was designed to cater for families of children with a serious, life limiting illness/disability which 16 families (67 individuals) attended.

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