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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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The Scottish Borders CHIMES Service provided a range of short breaks In the Easter and Summer holidays that enabled 81 young carers, aged 7 – 17 years to get time away from home by having a break.

The activities were based in the Scottish Borders and were a mix of day and half day activities.

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Junior Summer Camp

We delivered an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camp was for four days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp.

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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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Tri Wee FiT

We provided Wee FiT sessions, Friendship inclusion Training for children and young people with intellectual/physical and sensory disabilities including autism and their carers.

We will designed and delivered a range of rugby based fun activities to provide a bespoke programme for each age group.

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