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Adult Carers – ‘Getting out Together’ Supported Activities Programme

The project offered a planned respite programme of a fully supported respite holiday breaks, social lunches, social dances.

Cinema outings, music concerts, music and reminiscence sessions and a Christmas lunch all for both Carers and the people that they care for to enjoy together.

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The project delivered fun, friendship and new opportunities for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) across Tayside.

It provided training opportunities for activity and leisure staff and supported community inclusion in an attempt to reduce existing barriers to inclusion.

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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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SHIP Holiday Club

We delivered holiday clubs for young people with complex support needs, the young people took part in a range of supported activities.

SHIP supports young people (0-18 years) with complex support needs in Perth and Kinross to access leisure and recreational activities within their community, whilst providing parents, carers and siblings with much needed respite.

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MECOPP organised a programme of short breaks for carers, and those they care for, from the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland.

These culturally appropriate breaks promoted positive wellbeing, reduced isolation and increased knowledge about carer services in local communities.

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Our project aimed to provide a family sports activity session at the Academy of Sport & Wellbeing in Perth for children with a disability and their families.

A trampoline and badminton equipment was purchased to provide much need rebound therapy.

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No Limits P&K

We provided fun, social and active opportunities for children and young people with disabilities, living in Perth and Kinross and their parents/carers.

Opportunities included preschool play and movement, swimming lessons, skiing, holiday activity sessions, an activity residential, wellbeing MOT’s delivered by Live Active and their partners.

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Autism Outreach Services

We provided weekly group activities for children on the autism spectrum living in Blairgowrie, Aberfeldy, Pitlochry and Crieff.

The groups offered social opportunities to children and young people who would otherwise be unable to attend autism specific support in Perth.

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SHIP Playschemes and Youth Clubs

SHIP provided Youth Clubs & Holiday Clubs for children with complex support needs so they can enjoy activities and trips such as, The Yard, Glasgow Science Centre, Cairnie Fruit Farm.

This provides carers/parents and their families with vital respite to improve their quality of life and enable them to continue in their caring role.

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Personal Development Opportunities through Sport

We provided fun football activity sessions for children and young people with disabilities within the Scottish East Region Community Football Clubs.

These fun football activities aimed to develop friendships, communication, teamwork and health improvements from physical activity. Their carers also benefit from significant respite hours.

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