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Aberlour Options Adventures

Aberlour Options Adventures provided residential and day adventures to young people who have learning disabilities and severe and complex needs.

The service give parents/carers respite and the opportunity to relax or spend quality time with siblings.

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We provided a 1 week activity break for 11-14 year olds and two residential weekends for 15-18 year old with vision impairment to promote their independence and allow respite for parents/carers. We provided family days across the country offering peer support and a break from the normal routine.

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Activity Sessions for Adults with Disabilities

We provided a core activity programme of two art sessions per week a 42 weeks (84 sessions) and shorter programmes of woodland activity (12 sessions overall) for those with less mobility problems.

Carers could join the sessions with their cared for adult or take time for themselves. In addition to this we piloted two activity days for young carers providing summer outdoor activities for the young carers on their own and also a day to enjoy with their families. This included a campfire, crafting activities and woodland and beach walk.

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The Recreation Program

We ran a Recreation Programme for young adults who have autism, communication disorders, learning and other disabilities.

The aim of this social inclusion project, which is fully supported by our staff and volunteers, is to help people make friends, build confidence and self esteem, learn to support each other, work as a team, increase independence and, most of all, have fun in a group environment.

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We provided grants directly to carers who support those affected by mental illness living in Scotland.

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Scottish Disability Sport Junior Summer Camp

We provided a fully-supported, managed, all-inclusive residential multi-sports and activity camp for 35 youngsters at the newly refurbished accessible Inverclyde Centre in Largs.

The camp was four days long and provides a positive, inclusive and active environment for youngsters aged 10-18 with a physical or sensory impairment.

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SHAYP Summer Camp 2017

We provided a 5-day summer camp for 35 young people, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s Disease.

The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as one-to-one and group sessions with Scottish Huntington’s Association Specialist Youth Advisors, on the issues surrounding Huntington’s disease and being a young carer.

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We provided complementary therapy sessions for unpaid carers and those being cared for, with up to 4 complementary therapy sessions each.

To be eligible carers had to reside with the person they care for and vice- versa. Each session lasted for an hour in total.

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We provided grants directly to carers living in Fife.

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We provided a summer activity programme for 18 children and young people with cerebral palsy and related conditions.

The physically active and challenging programme, led by therapists, provided a variety of fun activities to promote functional postural and mobility skills through participation in sports and arts, thereby enabling the children and young people’s parents/carers to get a break and/or spend time with their siblings.

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"I know what day L is coming, it's written on my calendar every week. I love it when I see her name on a Thursday and I look forward to her coming".

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