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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 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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Scotland Family Camp 2018

We hosted a Family Camp for Scotland families which was based at Tulliallan Police College Fife from 18th – 20th May 2018 inclusive, (3 days, 2 nights).

The camp was designed to cater for families of children with a serious, life limiting illness/disability which 16 families (67 individuals) attended.

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2018 Summer Respite Holiday

SAMs Charity delivered a Summer Respite Holiday to improve the wellbeing and reduce the isolation of children/young people 3-18 years with disabilities and/or multiple additional support needs and their parents/carers.


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Dunbartonshire Disability Sports Club (DDSC) organised a three nights residential disability sports camp at the Scottish National Sports Training centre, Largs for families affected by disability from West and East Dunbartonshire area.

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The Butterfly Club

We provided a summer club for children/young people with severe learning disabilities by working in close partnership with a third sector organisation to deliver an impressive activity program in a fun and safe environment whilst providing carers with much needed respite.

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We ran holiday playschemes for children who are affected by a range of disabilities and have complex needs. There was a programme of activities and day trips available for the children.

This service offers children and families much needed respite and the opportunity to take part in new experiences and make positive friendships in a safe and nurturing environment.

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