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Barnardo's Weekend Residential

We provided a weekend outdoor activity residential for whole families with children or young people with ASN/Disability, at Fordell Firs Scout Camp Dunfermline. A range of accessible activities were led by Scout staff, with families supported alongside by Barnardo’s staff and volunteers from Barnardo’s and Aberlour.

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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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Stronger Links : Stronger Families

Our project delivered leisure activities for children and young people aged 12-18 affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their parents/carers and siblings.

Support Workers will coordinate to overcome the accessibility and inclusion barriers to participation, and provide holistic family support.

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Family Days Out

Day trips to attractions across Scotland for families whose children have communication, sensory and other complex needs. Enabling them to relax and have fun in a safe, accessible environment where they will be supported by staff and peers to enjoy the activities on offer, and build friendships.

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GAME ON

Team United will offer sport & physical activity camps during school holiday and weekly periods for children and young people with disabilities in 4 locations during– Summer, Autumn and Spring. We will run these activities in the local community where young people live. – Fife, Angus, Midlothian

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Celebrating  Scotland's Year of Stories

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their families and communities were fully involved in celebrating Scotland’s Year of Stories. Across Scotland in many different ways everyone celebrated Scotland’s stories. They made memories and everyone had fun.

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Bright Sparks

Bright Spark works collaboratively with up to 12 young people with complex additional special needs who struggle with mainstream activities. We provide space and time, using multi-artform techniques working together developing trust, friendships, increased confidence and improved mental health.

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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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SHA Youth Service Summer Camp

We provided a 5-day summer camp in July 2022 for 38 young carers, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family impacted by Huntington’s Disease.

The camp provided a programme of customised activities, one-to-one and group sessions on the issues surrounding Huntington’s Disease and being a young carer.

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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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