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The project was to create another Dual Breaks Club for carers in another Local Authority area, this being Inverclyde as well as the existing club in Renfrewshire. This has allowed carers the opportunity and peace of mind to take a break either with, or without the person they Care For.

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The weekend break to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre was an opportunity for families affected by childhood Epilepsy to take part in fun challenging activities.

The activities included canoeing, gorge walking, abseiling and team games. This was a break away from the usual routine, and to share common experiences

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DASH Club Holiday Breaks

We delivered a twelve day Glasgow based holiday programme (three days during the Easter break and nine days during the Summer holidays) for young people, aged 11-18, with complex support needs.

We provided a choice of activities and trips enabling the young people to have fun whilst their carers had a break.

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Junior Summer Camp

We delivered an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camp was for four days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp.

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2019 Summer Respite Holiday

SAMs Charity delivered a Summer Respite Holiday to improve the well-being and reduce the isolation of children/young people 3-18 yrs with disabilities/multiple additional support needs and their parents/carers. By accessing respite , Parents/carers are better able to continue coping with caring roles

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Scotland Family Camp 2019

We hosted a Family Camp in Scotland for families of children with a serious life-limiting illness/disability. Camp was based at Tulliallan Police College, Fife from 26th – 28th April 2019 inclusive, (3 days, 2 nights).

Camp provided respite and fun for carers and children alike.

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We provided an 8 day Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for children with complex support needs.

There was one tailored week for older and one for younger pupils. An activity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their support needs.

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We provided places for 20 children who live in Glasgow to attend our holiday clubs. This provided families who have children with complex needs the opportunity to have some much-needed respite while their children were cared for and had fun with our experienced and well-trained staff.

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Weekend Short Break Adventures

We delivered a series of weekend adventures for young people at outdoor centres around Scotland. By providing weekends away with some camping, and some indoors. This allowed young people got to spend time with their friends, build skills for life and gain independence.

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Disability Respite Holiday Programme

We provided disabled young people from Glasgow and their carers with a week long respite holiday at Craig Tara in Ayr.

The families were also provided with transport, entertainment passes, discount cards and a free food hamper. To Improve accessibility we also installed a disabled access ramp.

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