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​​A creative and exciting wellbeing related activity programme for unpaid carers to provide bite size short break opportunities. Activities will be broad, appeal to different interests, creative and be delivered both online and in person.

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A Creative Dance Residency and Well-Being Sessions for Carers.

We delivered a creative dance residency for a group of disabled adults that took place in July 2023 for a period of 6 days & 5 nights for up to 30 disabled adults. The funding also supported four wellbeing events for carers in collaboration with the Wee Retreat.

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SHA Youth Service Summer Camp 2024

We provided a 5-day summer camp in July 23 for 48 young people, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family impacted by Huntington’s Disease. The camp provided a programme of customised activities, one-to-one and group sessions on the issues surrounding Huntington’s Disease and being a young carer.

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SNAP Short Breaks 2022-23

We provided a variety of Short Breaks for young adults who have additional support needs in Inverness. These breaks included Weekend Breaks, Saturday ‘Out and About in the local community and also a weekly Youth Club. All of these services offer parents/carers some valued respite.

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SNAP Short Breaks 2022-2023

Short breaks for carers, offering children and young people (aged 19 and under) with special/complex needs up to 6 hour breaks and overnight breaks of up to 48 hours, providing valuable leisure, recreational and socialisation opportunities for young people whilst giving families a break from caring.

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Highland Cycle Ability Centre

The project was for children and  young people with disabilities, mental, physical and learning, together with their carers. At the Highland Cycle Ability Centre, Cawdor, and, through our Outreach programme.

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SDS Junior Summer Camp

Our Summer camp supported an all-inclusive multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp.

The camp was four days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite, directly through time away at camp and long-term through increased participation.

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Reaching Further with Reach4Reality -continuing to extend our Reach

We ran the following activities for autistic young people: evening, day/half-days in a variety of outdoor activities, the DofE Award, a weekend Family Camp and a trial weekend for over 18’s.
We worked with 7 autistic young people not receiving SDS:both 1:1 and small group outdoor activities.

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Mini Denners

​​​​​​​​​Mini Denners is a “nursery” experience for our children under 5 with cancer, their siblings and carers from Jak’s Den, Livingston and Aberdeen. Activities include music, story time, messy play, crafts and snack allows our children to experience the joy and wonder of early years and we also provide pampers for their carers.

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We delivered a range of creative short break activities to Carers in Highland designed to improve and arm carers with tools to support their wellbeing and enable to them to sustain their caring role for the future. Activities were free of charge and fully resourced.

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"How refreshing to meet other people with similar experiences and be able to talk so freely knowing they could understand your worries and concerns"

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