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We provided activities for disabled children and young people to participate in along with their parents and brothers and sisters.

Based on feedback from the parent carers we put together lots of fun activities for all the family in a range of locations throughout Angus. Activities included, hydrotherapy sessions for family time out together and multi sports sessions.

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Watermill Wheelers

The Watermill Wheelers is a cycling club for cyclists with a disability.  We established a club for children, young adults and their carers in the Highlands and Moray using cycles.

Both adapted and ordinary cycles at the Highland Cycle Ability Centre (Riding for the Disabled using cycles!).

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We provided inclusive mainland trips and play-days on Bute during school holidays, weekends & in-service days for families of children and young people with disabilities who live on Bute.

We also offered opportunities for older children with disabilities aged 14+ to do supported volunteering to develop confidence and skills as they move into adulthood.

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The Better Breaks Wiston Lodge Project provides activity days and residential respite experiences for children and young people with complex needs and/or disabilities.

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Reach4Reality Phase 2

We worked with 9 young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, involving them in outdoor activity breaks (camps).

The length of the breaks depended on the needs of each young person but included short sessions of up to half a day.  A day’s activity, overnight stay and activities, weekend breaks and for one young person a five day camp.

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Cafe Holiday Club 2014

The Cafe Holiday Club provided fun, short break recreational activities for disabled children and young people, promoting social integration and healthy lives through play, sport, dance and drama in an environment of respect and the promotion of positive behaviours.

This gave parents and care providers the opportunity and the time, to enjoy a short break from their caring roles.

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Calvert Kielder Trip

We organised a 2 night activity break for 13 young people and 13 parent/carers.  This trip enabled both young people and parent/carers to try new activities and meet other families

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We ran a two week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for children with complex support needs.

One tailored week for older and one for younger pupils.  An activity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their high level care needs.

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Opportunity PLUS/ Play and Chat

Opportunity PLUS – a short break for parents/carers of 3-5 year old children with disabilities through the provision of a weekly play session for their child, with appropriate staff support.

Play and Chat – a parent and toddler group for ‘bump – 5’ facilitating opportunities for parents to develop peer support and friendships.

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Sport for All

Our aim was to provide more opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities to participate in sport and physical exercise across the Highlands.

We did this by offering a number of taster sessions which included outdoor pursuits. We also purchased running bikes to enable us to run regular sessions in this and gymnastics was our other chosen regular sessions.

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"The relaxation session at the end of the presentations was really good and gave me some good techniques to reduce stress at home."

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