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Relax and Revive

We provided a range of activities for young and adult carers to enable them to get a short break from caring to relax and improve their health and well-being in a supportive environment. Activities included a football group, outdoor activity residential, yoga, therapies and group outings.

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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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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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Family Days Out

Day trips to attractions across Scotland for families whose children have communication, sensory and other complex needs. Enabling them to relax and have fun in a safe, accessible environment where they will be supported by staff and peers to enjoy the activities on offer, and build friendships.

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Glasgow Youth Work

Glasgow Youth Work is a place for young people to have fun, make friends and meet others with epilepsy. Carers receive emotional and practical support, weekly respite and regular breathing space from their caring role.

There are also two-weekend residentials each year that everyone looks forward to.

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SDS Junior Summer Camp

Our Summer camp supported an all-inclusive multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp.

The camp was four days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite, directly through time away at camp and long-term through increased participation.

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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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VI Football

The Project provides unique football sessions for Visually Impaired young people that are unable to take part in main stream sessions. It creates a positive social environment for both the young people and carers to have fun and/or take a break from their caring role.

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Autism Friendly Football allows young people on the autistic spectrum to take part in weekly football sessions providing the opportunity to have fun, become more physically active, develop life skills and raise confidence. Sessions also allow carers some respite and the opportunity to socialise.

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

We provided inclusive, understanding and fun activities for deaf children & young people throughout the West of Scotland and provided carers with many opportunities to take a meaningful break from their caring role. This project directly improved the mental health and wellbeing of everyone involved.

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