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Family Transitions and Carer Recreation

We provided young adults with additional support needs with a Monday evening group session at our centre in Castlemilk. Transport was included from and to home.

Parents/carers of these young adults were provided with one evening a week break from caring, and monthly parent/carer support group.

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Roxburgh Learning Disabilities Befriending Project

We delivered 1:1 and group befriending for 22 children and young people with learning disabilities aged 8-20 years and their carers living in the Scottish Borders.

Members formed friendships with peer-age volunteers and 38 carers had short breaks knowing their children were enjoying themselves.

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Peer Mentor Support Project

Each week, young people with learning disabilities participated in activities that they have chosen, and they were supported throughout the activity by our peer mentor volunteers and staff.

Thus allowing their families to make the most of the respite opportunity this has provided.

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Residential experiences for young people, their families and carers

We delivered 3 residential adventure trips for young people with additional support needs and took place in the Aviemore, Glenmore area.

Each were for a duration of 3 nights and included the young people, their families and carers. We provided walking, exploring and leadership skills.

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Better Breaks Shetland

VAS Better Breaks Project offers a range of activities and short break opportunities to support parent carers, sibling carers and the cared for person themselves. The activities are designed to be person centred and where possible to be mutually beneficial for the carer and the person they support.

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Blind/Visually Impaired Football Sessions

The Rangers Charity Foundation provided the opportunity for young people with a Visual Impairment to take part in free football sessions in a fun and friendly environment whilst allowing their carers to enjoy a break from their normal routine.

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We provided group activities in the form of a school holiday playscheme for children and young people (aged 5-20) with disabilities/special needs and their families (carers and siblings), so they can have fun whilst carers get a break from their normal caring routine.

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Cycling for the Disabled

The Highland Cycle Ability Centre provided those with disabilities, including those both complex and challenging, the opportunity to relax and enjoy adapted cycling activities enjoyed by their non-disabled peers, thus allowing their carers to relax and enjoy a break from their usual routine.

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DASH Club Holiday Breaks

We delivered two holiday programmes for young people (age 11-18) with complex support needs. The young people enjoyed a wide range of activities and outings including, games, dance, drama, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, adapted bikes, and day trips to parks, Edinburgh Zoo, New Lanark and Millport.

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Craigmarloch

Craigmarloch was a project for 80 children (aged 6-18) with multiple complex needs to enjoy a week’s break at the Hunters Quay Holiday Village to experience fun activities, meet new friends along with their parents staying in quality 3 bed caravan accommodation.

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