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We worked with grassroots clubs in the East of Scotland region to develop Para football sessions, allowing young people with various complex disabilities to engage in physical activity.

These sessions encouraged the young people to make friendships, improve social skills and their health. Carers benefited from regular structured respite.

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We delivered our Fun and Friendship Club offering a number of activities in the form of creative respite for people with PMLD (profound and multiple learning disabilities) and their family carers.

The activities offered by PAMIS included The Friendship Club and Sporting Opportunities for Motor Activities (SOMA).

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Peer Mentor Support Project

Each week, young people with learning disabilities participated in activities that they have chosen, and they were supported throughout the activity by our peer mentor volunteers and staff.

Thus allowing their families to make the most of the respite opportunity this has provided.

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Scotland Family Camp 2018

We hosted a Family Camp for Scotland families which was based at Tulliallan Police College Fife from 18th – 20th May 2018 inclusive, (3 days, 2 nights).

The camp was designed to cater for families of children with a serious, life limiting illness/disability which 16 families (67 individuals) attended.

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Callums' Caravan - PAMIS Breaks

Callum’s Caravan provided short breaks in a fully accessible caravan at Haggerstone Castle, a holiday village near Berwick upon Tweed, for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families/carers.

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We provided a social and active learning programme for young adults in Fife who have autism, learning disabilities and additional support needs.

The program is now running four days each week and several evenings each month, accommodating groups of up to 15 adults on each outing

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Stepping Out Rural Breaks for Carers

The Stepping Out® Rural Breaks for Carers project delivered short residential breaks to carers in the remote rural locations of the Isle of Coll and the Isle of Lismore.

The project delivered a programme of activities and events to small groups of carers in these locations.

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We provided a 5-day summer camp for 50 young people from across Scotland, aged between 8 – 25 years old, living in a family impacted by Huntington’s Disease.

The camp gave young people the chance to grow in confidence and develop personally while getting support on issues relating to Huntington’s Disease and  also being a young carer.

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Residentials and Breaks for Young Carers

We took young carers aged 8-25 years on three trips, sailing with The Ocean Youth Trust, outdoor activities at the Fordell Firs Centre and a Christmas party at Fordell Firs. We will also provided a suite of regular activites for Young Adult Carers.

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Peer Mentor Support Project

We facilitated peer support activities for young people with learning disabilities. Each week young people have participated in activities they have chosen, supported by our peer mentor volunteers, enabling their parents/carers to enjoy respite, knowing the young people are safe and happy.

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"The services are great for me it makes me feel better in myself and gives me something to look forward to every week. I couldn't do without it I would be a prisoner in my own home."

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