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Reaching Further with Reach4Reality

We provided short outdoor activity breaks for 7 young people with autism, tailored to their individual needs.

We also ran 2 family weekend outdoor activity camps, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, 10 evening activity sessions (canoeing and mountain biking) and a Transitions Group and weekend camp.

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SOAR Youth Project Swim/Supper Club & Saturday Club

SOAR Youth Projects provided social activity groups to young people with multiple support needs who live in Ross-shire. Through the use of local facilities, we enabled the  young people to take part in opportunities to develop life skills, friendships and confidence while offering parents/carers regular respite breaks.

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Cycling for the Disabled

The Highland Cycle Ability Centre provided those with disabilities, including those both complex and challenging, the opportunity to relax and enjoy adapted cycling activities enjoyed by their non-disabled peers, thus allowing their carers to relax and enjoy a break from their usual routine.

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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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Connect.Curate.Create engaged 13 young carers aged 12 – 16 from across the Highland Council region in 5 residential weekend breaks where they had the opportunity to take part in a range of different art form activities and explore the creative industries.

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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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We provided weekend breaks and outings for adults aged 21 years plus who have substantial special needs, providing opportunities for our young adults to reduce their social isolation, try activities with support and thereby giving their carers a well deserved break.

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Our project enabled young people living with Cystic Fibrosis to have one to one befriending support while their carer used the time to explore other activities whilst having a break from their carer role.

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Short Breaks 2017-2018

We provided short breaks for children & young people (aged 5 – 20 years) with substantial support needs, services of 6 hour breaks and overnight breaks of up to 48 hours.

The project provided leisure, recreational and socialisation opportunities for our young people and a much needed break for carers.

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SOAR Out of School groups

SOAR Youth Projects provided regular social activity groups for young people with additional support needs. A programme of activities is available including, trips, art and crafts, sports cooking and baking.

Activities were based in Invergordon, Tain and Alness. The young people aged 5-19 years were able to socialise, increase skills and confidence through attending the groups out with school hours.

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