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Short Breaks for children and young people with additional support needs, their carers and families.

Our project brought together families ,children and young people with complex additional support needs and their carers and siblings, from Falkirk and Clackmannanshire area for short break, days out and trips throughout school holidays, evenings and weekends.

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Inclusive Family Fun Activities Programme

The development of a blended approach to online and outdoor events and activities has been provided to ensure that people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) could access purposeful and meaningful activities that supported them through the difficult times that 2021 brought.

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The Autism Support Project (ASP) enables children and young people to meet, interact and take part in activities with other autistic young peoples. They build relationships, make friends, and develop life skills. 3 groups meet fortnightly with a separate weekly online Dungeons and Dragons sessions.

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Camp in the Cloud 2021 - Scottish Families

We delivered 9, day-long, online Camp in the Cloud family camp sessions throughout 2022 which served 31 children living with serious illness, and 34 of their family members from Scotland. We brought fun, respite and connection to families at a time of crisis.

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Falkirk Dream Catchers

Falkirk Dream Catchers is an exciting group for adults with additional support needs to provide them with fun and educational days out and weekends away, to meet old and new friends while providing respite for their parents and carers.

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Ardentinny Adventure Weekends

The project took children and young people with epilepsy (YPE), their siblings and parent/carers on two weekend residential breaks in Sept and Oct 2021 to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre (AOEC). These trips gave them opportunities to take part in fun, challenging activities.

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SHA Summer Camp 2021

During the summer holidays 38 young carers living in a family impacted by Huntington’s disease took a break from their caring responsibilities by attending an activity day. Young carers took part in a programme of activities including archery, kayaking, paddle boarding and bowling.

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Falkirk Better Breaks

We provided respite for unpaid carers with a child, or children with additional support needs. We did this by offering extended opportunities for social interaction through a regular monthly weekend groups and 2-weekend adventure camps throughout the year.

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The Aspergers Support Project (ASP) enabled children and young people to meet, interact and take part in activities with other young people with Aspergers. They built relationships, made friends, and to feel more included and were encouraged to developed coping and life skills.

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We delivered three youth clubs for disabled teenagers between 14-18yrs. The clubs meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings in person or online and work with a maximum of 16 teens to help friendships form, enable positive wellbeing and give the opportunity of independence.

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