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We ran a monthly social event, each with a different themed activity. This was open to the carers and families of our TEENS+ students, as well as the students themselves. We offered flexible options for attendance/participation.

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Creative Companions

Creative Companions provided short breaks opportunities to Gypsy/Traveller carers in Edinburgh/Lothians, Perth & Kinross and Argyll. Plans for family days & residentials were severely impacted by COVID-19 & replaced by online activities, afternoon teas, guided pamper sessions and Festive packs.

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This project increased the reach and frequency of social complementary therapy sessions. These sessions were delivered in more localities throughout Perth & Kinross and on a more regular basis.

These sessions combine access to a relaxing 45 minute therapy with an opportunity to socialise & meet other carers.

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Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020

Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020 was a virtual camp experience for 48 young carers which took place Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th July 2020. This project brought the magic, connectivity and respite of camp to young carers in Scotland in the safety of their homes during lockdown.

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Time to Be Just Us

This project allowed PKAVS carers hub a chance to deliver a programme of opportunities for carers of all ages and their cared for so they could spend valuable time together at a range of socially connected events that were delivered throughout Perth & Kinross.

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East Region Para Football & Respite Development

Our Project developed new para-football sessions within grassroots clubs in the east of Scotland to give the opportunity for young people with disabilities to take part in regular physical activity benefiting their health, improve social skill and create friendships.

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Supporting Inclusive Festivals

We worked with a variety of festivals across Scotland to support them to be more inclusive of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

As people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families can feel left out, on the margins of society. They identified that festivals were a great place to enjoy meaningful time together as a family. This project supported that vision and helped festivals to be more inclusive.

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Disabled children and young people use their imagination to create their own musical theatre, developing skills, building confidence, making friends and having fun through the mediums of music, dance and drama.

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Family Residential Weekend – Fife

In April 2019 we held a residential camp, to support disadvantaged children who are living with a chronic illness: either Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis, which is inhibiting their quality of life. Some parents and siblings also participated. The camp was located at Tulliallan Castle in Fife.

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SHIP Holiday Club Respite

SHIP delivered holiday club activities in Perth for young people (0-18years) with complex support needs, which enabled parents/carers and siblings to take a break from their caring roles. The groups ran for 1 week in April, 6 weeks in Summer and 1 week April from 8.30 – 5.30pm.

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