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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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Charlie House Activity Programme

We delivered Charlie House Activity Programme which provided a range of activities and short breaks to children with life-limiting conditions & complex disabilities, and their families, in North-east Scotland.

It gives families a break from their caring routine to enjoy quality time together and improve their wellbeing.

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We provided wide ranging, fun, challenging indoor and outdoor activities for young people with multiple support needs.

The Service provided carers of young people with disabilities with regular short breaks during the 10 weeks of school holidays, providing quality respite periods for a full day.

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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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We provided wide ranging, fun, challenging outdoor activities for young people with multiple support needs. Previously we have supported teenagers for 5 weeks during school holidays. After feedback from parents and teenagers, we opted to increase to 10 weeks, covering all school holidays,

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Cycling for Young People with Disabilities

Our project provided cycling opportunities for young people all abilities but primarily for those with disabilities. The activities related to cycling using our specialised cycles, the young people were able to increase well being, make friends, gain confidence and increase self esteem.

The peaceful, traffic-free environment at Cantray near Nairn enabled the young people and their carers if they so wished, the opportunity to enjoy a recreational activity in complete safety.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Aberdeenshire and Moray.

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Our project increases inclusion for children with multiple disabilities especially complex physical disabilities and raises awareness in mainstream adventure provision about the needs to be inclusive.

Options Adventures is a national short breaks service enabling disabled children across Scotland to access mainstream adventures and experiences while their parents and carers enjoy a short break.

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