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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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Autism Support Project (ASP)

The Autism Support Project (ASP) enables children and young people to meet, interact and take part in activities with other young people with Autism. They build relationships, make friends, get to feel accepted and develop coping skills and life skills.

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AdoptionUK Scotland - Short Breaks Programme

The provision of short breaks for adopted and kinship children and young people and breaks for caring for parents and carers through inclusive family events and activities, including a residential weekend break.

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Social & Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People & their Families

We provided inclusive, understanding and fun activities for deaf children & young people throughout the West of Scotland and provided carers with many opportunities to take a meaningful break from their caring role. This project directly improved the mental health and wellbeing of everyone involved.

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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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Short Break Stays Pilot

The Short Break Stays Pilot was developed in co-production with young adults with life-limiting conditions and their informal carers, and focuses on improving overall well-being through providing respite. The pilot explored the validity of whether our hospice was an appropriate environment.

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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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Supporting Superheros

Supporting Superheroes delivered peer support groups and activities for children & young people aged 8-18 affected by Spina bifida/hydrocephalus living on the Westcoast. An additional programme of activities/groups was delivered for the extended family unit including information sessions and outings

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SuperTroop 2021 Holiday Activities and Entertainment

The SuperTroop 2021 residential holiday, hosted by Fettes College in Edinburgh, gave young people with learning disabilities an opportunity to go on holiday surrounded by their peers. We provided holidaymakers with new experiences to promote independence and personal growth.

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