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BANG Additional Support Needs family Summer Camp Project and Branching Out Youth Group. Delivered a week additional support needs family Summer/ October Camp in Scottish Borders using a family wrap around approach, launched a new parent carer emotional health and well being walks, created ‘Autism and me’ youth film.

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A Wee Treat – Weekend and Day Retreats for Carers

We provided “Wee Treat” an opportunity for carers caring for someone with a mental health condition to have a weekend break away with other carers in a similar situation. We also provided opportunities for older carers and their cared for living with dementia, to have days out together.

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Learning Disabilities Befriending Project

We provided Short Breaks for 70 adults with learning disabilities and 115 family carers in the Scottish Borders through volunteer befriending.

Members and volunteers enjoyed friendships, and carers had time for themselves, knowing those they care for were enjoying themselves safely.

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

We provided 261 activity clubs for deaf children via Zoom; 4 face-to-face at St Roch’s After-School Club and a cinema trip bringing deaf young people together, enjoying time with their peers alleviating the isolation & loneliness experienced whilst giving their carers the opportunity to have a break

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We delivered three youth clubs for disabled teenagers between 14-18yrs. The clubs meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings in person or online and work with a maximum of 16 teens to help friendships form, enable positive wellbeing and give the opportunity of independence.

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Learning Disabilities Befriending Project

We provided 1:1 and group befriending for 75 children and young people with learning disabilities in the Scottish Borders.

Our members and volunteers developed their friendships through a variety of activities, and Carers had short breaks knowing their children were enjoying themselves safely.

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BANG Activity Workshops

We delivered BANG Activity Workshop aimed at Families who are raising a child/ young person with Additional Support Needs.

A series of interactive workshops for Additional Support Needs families including a youth filmmaking activity, family outdoor Muddy Club and online music sessions.

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Children and Young People’s Learning Disabilities Befriending Project

Our project provided 1:1 and group befriending for 80 children and young people with learning disabilities in the Scottish Borders.

Members formed friendships and did activities with mainly school-age volunteers. Carers had short breaks knowing their children were enjoying themselves with friends.

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Nature Explorers programme provided fun outdoor opportunities for families with children and young people with disabilities during school holidays.

Parents/carers get a break whilst children enjoy accessible, sensory based activities at a range of outdoor countryside/heritage sites.

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Aberlour Options Adventures

The Options Adventures service delivered both residential and day adventures in Scotland and the North of England. Adventure trips were tailored specifically to accommodate young people affected by disability and complex health needs.

The service gives parents/carers respite from their caring role

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