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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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Outdoor Adventure Breaks

The funding allowed 72 young carers to access outdoor education activities at Lochore Meadows and Cluny Clays. We had to go to Cluny Clays instead of Fordell Firs due to restrictions in booking.

Fife Young Carers supports young people who provide a caring role within their family.

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Peer Mentor Support Project

We facilitated peer support activities for young people with disabilities. Each week young people with disabilities will be broken up in to small groups and participate in activities that they have chosen. They will be supported throughout the activity by our peer support volunteers whilst their

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A Great Day Out (Inclusive Festivals and Events)

The programme created accessible resources for festivals and events to support and include people with profound and multiple learning disabilities(PMLD)and their families across geographical areas. It reduced isolation & loneliness and supported the caring role and provided increased opportunities.

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East Region Para Football and Respite Development Project

Our project delivered regular footballing activity for young people with disabilities from Glenrothes and the surrounding areas. Giving the opportunity for regular participation in sport which benefitted their health and wellbeing and providing increased respite for parents and carers.

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We provided practical care, guidance and  periods of respite for the families/carers of Dementia sufferers. This was tailored to individual needs and the best, personalised solutions for supporting them.

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Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020

Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020 was a virtual camp experience for 48 young carers which took place Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th July 2020. This project brought the magic, connectivity and respite of camp to young carers in Scotland in the safety of their homes during lockdown.

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East Region Para Football & Respite Development

Our Project developed new para-football sessions within grassroots clubs in the east of Scotland to give the opportunity for young people with disabilities to take part in regular physical activity benefiting their health, improve social skill and create friendships.

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Peer Mentor Support Project

We facilitated peer support activities for young people with disabilities. Each week young people with disabilities were broken up in to small groups and participated in activities that they chose.

They were supported throughout the activity by our peer support volunteers whilst their carers had a break.

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The Yard Youth Clubs

We delivered The Yards Youth Clubs  which are three youth clubs for disabled teenagers between 14-18 yrs.

The clubs meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 2.5 hours 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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