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Scotland Young Carers and Health Challenge Camp 2023

We delivered Scotland Young Carers and Health Challenge Camp for children aged 8-17 is a therapeutic recreation camp provides campers long term benefit and respite from their caring roles. Outcomes include increased self confidence & self belief, new coping strategies a network of peer support

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Revive & Thrive

We delivered Revive & Thrive a Dumfries-based programme of creative workshops and activities to enable unpaid carers to have mindful time out from their caring role. Carers build peer support connections and learn new skills to support their wellbeing.

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SuperTroop 2022 Holiday Activities, Entertainment and Equipment

Our holiday provides an exciting week-long adventure for young people with complex needs who rarely have a chance for independence away from home. Our wide range of activities encourage them to try new things in a safe and happy environment whilst their families and carers have much needed respite.

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Aberlour Options Adventures

Options Adventures gives young people with complex needs and disabilities the opportunity to participate in activities they otherwise would not be able to access and experience. It allows them to interact with their peer group whilst giving parents/carers respite from their caring roles.

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Off the Scale

Paragon delivered a programme of inclusive music activities for children with additional support needs and their carers across Dumfries & Galloway, enhancing creativity, social connections and wellbeing while encouraging carers to take some well deserved time to themselves.

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Mini Denners

​​​​​​​​​Mini Denners is a “nursery” experience for our children under 5 with cancer, their siblings and carers from Jak’s Den, Livingston and Aberdeen. Activities include music, story time, messy play, crafts and snack allows our children to experience the joy and wonder of early years and we also provide pampers for their carers.

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Deaf Action Youth Club Summer Camp 2022

Our weeklong residential camp in Aberfoyle was for young people aged 10-18 who are deaf or affected by deafness. They undertook a series of outdoor & indoor activities focussing on independence building, confidence, addressing isolation and encouraging a positive deaf identity.

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Revive and Thrive

We delivered Revive & Thrive a programme of fun, friendly and welcoming activities to provide carers with opportunities for mindful moments, peer support and a break to recharge their batteries. Set amongst the trees in Catherine Street Inclusive Park to immerse carers in the wellbeing benefits of nature.

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Options Adventures

Options Adventures is a service for children and young people, especially older teenagers, who are losing respite provision as the transition into Adult Services can take some time and funding is not always available for parent/carers for many months.

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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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