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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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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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We provided respite opportunities for the carers of 32 children. We did this by running two activity groups for children affected by multiple complex disabilities living in Dundee.

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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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The Learning Journeys Project provided residential breaks for children and young people with ADHD in Ardeonaig and Dalguise and a theatre trip to Dundee Rep.

We provided respite family breaks in Coylumbridge. All of the outings provided respite, fun and challenges for families with ADHD.

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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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Activity Sessions for Adults with Disabilities

We provided a core activity programme of two art sessions per week a 42 weeks (84 sessions) and shorter programmes of woodland activity (12 sessions overall) for those with less mobility problems.

Carers could join the sessions with their cared for adult or take time for themselves. In addition to this we piloted two activity days for young carers providing summer outdoor activities for the young carers on their own and also a day to enjoy with their families. This included a campfire, crafting activities and woodland and beach walk.

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We provided young carers support groups in Dundee, offering a range of activities and outings.

Dundee Child & Family Support service works in partnership with children, young people and their families, including children/young people with a learning disability, to provide a holistic range of supports to promote wellbeing, safety and inclusion living in Dundee.

This can include support to children and young people who have experienced adverse childhood experiences impacting on their resilience and vulnerability, children at risk of becoming accommodated, children who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation or harmful sexual behaviour.

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"The services are great for me it makes me feel better in myself and gives me something to look forward to every week. I couldn't do without it I would be a prisoner in my own home."

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