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We provided Family Day Activities for children with disabilities and their families, promoting access to a range of local sport and leisure activities that they would not have otherwise had the confidence to access.

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I Remember That

An outreach service, individualised to the young person’s needs which uses mainstream community places.  A service which brings together both staff from disability specialised services and mainstream community ones to benefit both.

A project which develops resilience and learning for our young people with a learning disability.  A project that leaves memories.

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Chavey Chill Out provided small groups of children and young people with disabilities and multiple support needs of similar ages and interests, regular opportunities to meet, socialise and do things they enjoy.

Basically to “hang out” and chill with their friends doing things they wanted to do.

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To support the continuation of an annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Largs National Sports Centre in July 2014.

Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite.

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The Barnardos Dundee Family Support Team is a community based support service for children and young people in the age range 0-18yrs who have significant learning disabilities and live in Dundee.

We have promoted and run residential short breaks since 1986 .  In 2014/15 with the support of Better Breaks we ran two short break residential weekends .

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A one-week residential Short Break for a Party of 24, who are affected by Autism.

Accommodation provided in six self-catering cottages. There were 3 family groups as well as 4 children supported by 6 volunteers and the Co-ordinator.

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Charlie House Saturday Club - Kielder Activity Break

We provided a residential activity short break to The Calvert Trust at Kielder Forest Park for 14 children with complex needs and their families from across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

The break enabled the children, siblings and parent carers to try new activities together and meet other families in a similar situation.

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We provided a series of 4 day breaks to young adults with multiple complex needs. As well as spending time on our barges and having trips on the canal to Falkirk, the young people took part in different activities like visiting sports facilities and museums.

This allowed their carers to have time to themselves to recharge their batteries, to devote time to any other siblings and generally relax.

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Trust Rugby has developed Tri Tours working with players aged 15-21, by taking groups on day and overnight trips to learn rugby and interact with peers to develop social skills allowing individuals to achieve their goals, build confidence and empower individuals.

This will also give parents and carers the opportunity to relax knowing that the person is in a safe environment.

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Woodland Playscheme

To pilot a woodland play scheme for primary school-aged children with Higher Functioning ASD & their siblings – providing rich play opportunities for the children and respite for their carers.

The purpose of the project was to discover a way of providing a high quality service for children for whom existing services are unsuitable.

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