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SHAYP Summer Camp 2019

We provided a 5-day summer camp in Aviemore for 50 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 practical sessions on coping with being a young carer in a Huntington’s Disease family.

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Scotland Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2019

We ran a young carers camp in Scotland for the siblings of children who suffer from a serious illness/disability. The camp, which took place at Strathallan School in Perth from 7th – 13th July, gave young carers respite from their caring role and time to grow in self-confidence and make new friends.

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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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SNAP Short Breaks 2018-19

We provided short breaks for carers by offering their child or young person (aged 5-20) with substantial special needs 6 hour breaks and weekend breaks of up to 48 hours.

This provided social, recreational and leisure opportunities for the young people whilst giving a valuable break for carers

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Care to Talk

We organised a residential weekend conference for families in the north of Scotland affected by the lifelong disabilities of Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus at Badaguish Outdoor Activity Centre.

The fully accessible multi-activity weekend included talks for parents and opportunities to share experiences.

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Junior Summer Camp

We provided an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre.

The camp was very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp

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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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