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Adult Carer Holistic Project

The Project provided events and activities for unpaid adult carers and their cared-for throughout urban and rural Stirling. It also allowed carers’ the opportunity to relax, have time for themselves, become better informed and learn techniques to support their physical and emotional well-being.

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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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Creative Dance Residency Camp: Weekend Trip

Better Breaks funding supported a weekend trip to Inverness for our disabled youth dance company members, a three day daily dance residency during the October break and four one full day events performing and attending various festivals.

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Autism Support Project (ASP)

The Autism Support Project (ASP) enables children and young people to meet, interact and take part in activities with other young people with Autism. They build relationships, make friends, get to feel accepted and develop coping skills and life skills.

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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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AdoptionUK Scotland - Short Breaks Programme

The provision of short breaks for adopted and kinship children and young people and breaks for caring for parents and carers through inclusive family events and activities, including a residential weekend break.

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Mini Denners

​​​​​​​​​Mini Denners is a “nursery” experience for our children under 5 with cancer, their siblings and carers from Jak’s Den, Livingston and Aberdeen. Activities include music, story time, messy play, crafts and snack allows our children to experience the joy and wonder of early years and we also provide pampers for their carers.

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Inclusive Family Fun Activities Programme

The development of a blended approach to online and outdoor events and activities has been provided to ensure that people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) could access purposeful and meaningful activities that supported them through the difficult times that 2021 brought.

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The Autism Support Project (ASP) enables children and young people to meet, interact and take part in activities with other autistic young peoples. They build relationships, make friends, and develop life skills. 3 groups meet fortnightly with a separate weekly online Dungeons and Dragons sessions.

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We provide supervised rides for young people with disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour, mental health, and their carers and specially adapted equipment, either at our track or with them on Outreach, visiting their clubs or support groups.

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