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Aberlour Options Adventures

The Options Adventures service delivered both residential and day adventures in Scotland and the North of England. Adventure trips were tailored specifically to accommodate young people affected by disability and complex health needs.

The service gives parents/carers respite from their caring role

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We provided a varied calendar of activities during school holidays, for disabled young people and their families. All our events were planned in consultation with young people and their carers to develop new experiences. We focus on health and wellbeing activities, learning new skills.

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Scotland Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2019

We ran a young carers camp in Scotland for the siblings of children who suffer from a serious illness/disability. The camp, which took place at Strathallan School in Perth from 7th – 13th July, gave young carers respite from their caring role and time to grow in self-confidence and make new friends.

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Compassion 4 Carers

We provided Compassion for Carers a Mindful/Compassion Based Retreat based in Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway. It was made up of two Retreats (6 Carers in each group) delivered over 2 Weekends (Friday to Sunday).

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We delivered a wide range of activities throughout the holiday times for your people with disabilities and their families.

Break Out Project provided a member-led, varied programme of activities during school holidays, with an increased focus on health and wellbeing activities and learning new skills .

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Aberlour Options Adventures

Aberlour Options Adventures provided residential and day adventures to young people who have learning disabilities and severe and complex needs.

The service give parents/carers respite and the opportunity to relax or spend quality time with siblings.

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We provided a 1 week activity break for 11-14 year olds and two residential weekends for 15-18 year old with vision impairment to promote their independence and allow respite for parents/carers. We provided family days across the country offering peer support and a break from the normal routine.

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We organised activity days across Dumfries and Galloway during school holiday periods for families with a or young person with severe and complex multiple support needs. There was a wide range of activities including horse riding, visits to nature reserves, cooking, swimming, creative art sessions and visits to local museums.

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We provided group activities for 1.5 hours each Thursday evening for up to 20 children with learning disabilities, autism and other related long term conditions, whilst their parents had a break from their caring role.

The activities, included cooking (taught by an experienced chef over a 4 week period), painting, games, outdoor pursuits, and entertainment was also provided.

We also had a short term respite care service at Kinvara, a home in Stranraer which provided valued respite care for children and adults supported by Turning Point Scotland. There was overnight respite each month for children at Kinvara, plus 1 day activity following the sleepover. The service concluded with an activity weekend to Kielder in January 2017.

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

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