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Options Adventures

Options Adventures is a service for children and young people, especially older teenagers, who are losing respite provision as the transition into Adult Services can take some time and funding is not always available for parent/carers for many months.

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Social and Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People and their Families

Our project provides clubs with fun, stimulating, enjoyable and fully inclusive activities for deaf children and young people which improves their confidence, self esteem, mental health and well-being, whilst also providing a much needed break for their carers.

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Camp in the Cloud 2021 - Scottish Families

We delivered 9, day-long, online Camp in the Cloud family camp sessions throughout 2022 which served 31 children living with serious illness, and 34 of their family members from Scotland. We brought fun, respite and connection to families at a time of crisis.

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Ardentinny Adventure Weekends

The project took children and young people with epilepsy (YPE), their siblings and parent/carers on two weekend residential breaks in Sept and Oct 2021 to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre (AOEC). These trips gave them opportunities to take part in fun, challenging activities.

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Scotland Siblings and Young Carers Camp 2021

Scotland Siblings and Young Carers Camp is for children and young people aged 8-17, who are the siblings of children living with serious illness. Our unique Therapeutic Recreation camp ran virtually over summer & provides campers with long term benefits and short term respite from their caring roles

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Ozzy's One-Ups

We delivered Ozzy’s One-Ups Club which encourages and supports adults with complex additional support needs to engage in activities to develop long-term habits that support and improve their physical and emotional wellbeing and assist their transition to other leisure and recreational Clubs, activities and events.

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We provided an 9 day Summer Club, for children with complex support needs.

This was originally planned for the summer of 2020, but was eventually delivered, with changes in 2021 An actvity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their support needs.

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Social & Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People and their Families

We provided 261 activity clubs for deaf children via Zoom; 4 face-to-face at St Roch’s After-School Club and a cinema trip bringing deaf young people together, enjoying time with their peers alleviating the isolation & loneliness experienced whilst giving their carers the opportunity to have a break

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Spectrum Summer Music

We delivered weekly group and individual remote music sessions, 3 days per week over a period of 5 weeks for autistic children and young people. A number of short videos were created and a podcast.

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Ozzy's One Ups

Delivered their Ozzy’s One-Ups Club, which encourages and supports disabled adults to engage in activities to develop long-term habits to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing and to assist their transition to other Clubs, leisure and recreational activities.

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