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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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Falkirk Creative Breaks is an exciting group that enables parent/cares to have a break from there caring role. To make this happen we provide fun days out and weekends away for their loved ones with additional support needs, this also gives the cared for person an opportunity to make new friends.

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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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Nature Explorers programme provided fun outdoor opportunities for families with children and young people with disabilities during school holidays.

Parents/carers get a break whilst children enjoy accessible, sensory based activities at a range of outdoor countryside/heritage sites.

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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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Better Breaks

We provided respite for up to 30 families with a child, or children with additional support needs. We did this by offering extended opportunities for social interaction through a regular monthly Saturday group and 2-weekend adventure camps throughout the year.

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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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Junior Summer Camp

We delivered an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camp was for four days long, 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 2019

We hosted a Family Camp in Scotland for families of children with a serious life-limiting illness/disability. Camp was based at Tulliallan Police College, Fife from 26th – 28th April 2019 inclusive, (3 days, 2 nights).

Camp provided respite and fun for carers and children alike.

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