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Scotland Young Carers and Health Challenge Camp 2023

We delivered Scotland Young Carers and Health Challenge Camp for children aged 8-17 is a therapeutic recreation camp provides campers long term benefit and respite from their caring roles. Outcomes include increased self confidence & self belief, new coping strategies a network of peer support

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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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Theatre for the Fabulous

Theatre for the Fabulous is a theatre group in Midlothian we supported 27 unpaid parent carers to take a break from caring for their adult children over the period of a year whilst providing creative engagement for 15 adults with a learning disability passionate about performance and drama.

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FRIENDS+ Social Events

Our FRIENDS+ Events project provided an accessible social experience for those who need additional support. We facilitated a range of unique and fun activities each month in various locations in Edinburgh. People who came to our events had an opportunity to socialise and try something new.

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Room for Art: Visual Workshops for Adult Carers in Edinburgh and Dalkeith

Room for Art: Working in partnership with VOCAL we provided visual arts workshops facilitated by professional artists to unpaid carers in Edinburgh and Dalkeith in order for them to take time out from their caring role. These took place on both a weekly and monthly basis, online and in person.

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Skiing on Real Snow

Ten learners from the Kaimes and Woodlands school ski club had an amazing experience staying at Lagganlia Lodge and developing their skiing skills at Cairngorm Mountain whilst their families had respite from their caring role for a week.

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SuperTroop 2022 Holiday Activities, Entertainment and Equipment

Our holiday provides an exciting week-long adventure for young people with complex needs who rarely have a chance for independence away from home. Our wide range of activities encourage them to try new things in a safe and happy environment whilst their families and carers have much needed respite.

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Stronger Links : Stronger Families

Our project delivered leisure activities for children and young people aged 12-18 affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their parents/carers and siblings.

Support Workers will coordinate to overcome the accessibility and inclusion barriers to participation, and provide holistic family support.

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Family Days Out

Day trips to attractions across Scotland for families whose children have communication, sensory and other complex needs. Enabling them to relax and have fun in a safe, accessible environment where they will be supported by staff and peers to enjoy the activities on offer, and build friendships.

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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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