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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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Supporting Inclusive Festivals

We worked with a variety of festivals across Scotland to support them to be more inclusive of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

As people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families can feel left out, on the margins of society. They identified that festivals were a great place to enjoy meaningful time together as a family. This project supported that vision and helped festivals to be more inclusive.

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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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Aberlour Options Adventures

The Options Adventures service delivered both residential and day adventures in Scotland and the North of England. Adventure trips were tailored specifically to accommodate young people affected by disability and complex health needs.

The service gives parents/carers respite from their caring role

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Family Residential Weekend – Fife

In April 2019 we held a residential camp, to support disadvantaged children who are living with a chronic illness: either Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis, which is inhibiting their quality of life. Some parents and siblings also participated. The camp was located at Tulliallan Castle in Fife.

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