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Barnardo's Weekend Residential

We provided a weekend outdoor activity residential for whole families with children or young people with ASN/Disability, at Fordell Firs Scout Camp Dunfermline. A range of accessible activities were led by Scout staff, with families supported alongside by Barnardo’s staff and volunteers from Barnardo’s and Aberlour.

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Scotland Young Carers and Health Challenge Camp 2023

We delivered Scotland Young Carers and Health Challenge Camp for children aged 8-17 is a therapeutic recreation camp provides campers long term benefit and respite from their caring roles. Outcomes include increased self confidence & self belief, new coping strategies a network of peer support

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Sibling Support for Young Carer Siblings of Autistic Children and Young People

Our project supported the siblings of autistic children and young people within Perth and Kinross by offering group and 1-1 activities where they spent time with others who understand what it’s like to be the sibling of an autistic person, whilst building strong friendships.

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SHA Youth Service Summer Camp 2024

We provided a 5-day summer camp in July 23 for 48 young people, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family impacted by Huntington’s Disease. The camp provided a programme of customised activities, one-to-one and group sessions on the issues surrounding Huntington’s Disease and being a young carer.

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The project provides carers a regular and much needed break from caring. Social therapy groups are delivered throughout Perth & Kinross (P&K) offering carers a chance of a cup of tea & chat with other carers and PKAVS carers staff before enjoying a 45 minute complementary therapy of their choosing.

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Time for Us

To provide unpaid carers of all ages living in Perth & Kinross access to a full, varied and accessible calendar of short break opportunities delivered throughout the year.

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SuperTroop 2022 Holiday Activities, Entertainment and Equipment

Our holiday provides an exciting week-long adventure for young people with complex needs who rarely have a chance for independence away from home. Our wide range of activities encourage them to try new things in a safe and happy environment whilst their families and carers have much needed respite.

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Stronger Links : Stronger Families

Our project delivered leisure activities for children and young people aged 12-18 affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their parents/carers and siblings.

Support Workers will coordinate to overcome the accessibility and inclusion barriers to participation, and provide holistic family support.

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Summer Holiday Programme for Autistic Children and Young People

We delivered a full summer holiday programme for 99 individual autistic children and young people for 5 weeks in July/August 2022. Delivering 80 different activities offering a choice of fun, engaging options that included centre based activities and day trips.

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Celebrating  Scotland's Year of Stories

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their families and communities were fully involved in celebrating Scotland’s Year of Stories. Across Scotland in many different ways everyone celebrated Scotland’s stories. They made memories and everyone had fun.

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