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Autism Friendly Football allows young people on the spectrum to enjoy weekly football sessions providing the opportunity to have fun, become more physically active, develop life skills and raise confidence/self-esteem. Sessions also provide a respite and social environment for parents/carers.

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PlayPeace Out and About Too

Out and About Too enabled families of children and young people with additional support needs to take part in fun, family outings throughout the year to a variety of places. The subsidised outings included transport and destinations were shaped by families. An inclusive music festival was a highlight.

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Time For Me

Time for Me offered Young Carers from North & South Lanarkshire the opportunity to experience a variety of innovative and exciting short breaks away from their caring responsibilities.

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We delivered a programme of online inclusive music workshops for adults with additional support needs, alongside yoga and mindfulness sessions for carers, including support workers, parents and Paragon support staff.

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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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Haven Breaks @ Home

Haven Breaks @ Home Provided carers of/and individuals affected by life limiting illness across Lanarkshire with emotional/wellbeing support, peer support and bespoke home activity packs, creating opportunities for carers to access a short breaks on their own and/or with their loved ones.

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Indepen-dance facilitated a creative dance residency for disabled adults in Findhorn. This offer the parents and carers a well needed break from their caring role.

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Creative Breaks

Our Project this year was the over 21’s social evenings. Which took place between October 2020 and September 2021. We also had a Silent discos for the young people giving 6 hours respite to the carers.

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SHA Summer Camp 2021

During the summer holidays 38 young carers living in a family impacted by Huntington’s disease took a break from their caring responsibilities by attending an activity day. Young carers took part in a programme of activities including archery, kayaking, paddle boarding and bowling.

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