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SHIP Holiday Club Respite

SHIP delivered holiday club activities in Perth for young people (0-18years) with complex support needs, which enabled parents/carers and siblings to take a break from their caring roles. The groups ran for 1 week in April, 6 weeks in Summer and 1 week April from 8.30 – 5.30pm.

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TOFFEE Club 5 hour Play Activity Sessions took place at St Mungo’s Academy, Gallowgate, during school holiday periods and Home Activity Play Sessions for children with multiple support needs which also provided respite for their parents/carers.

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Reaching Further With Reach4Reality

We worked with young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, providing outdoor activities for them across the Highlands. This include, 1:1 work, small group activities, weekend camps, 5 day camps, evening activities, he Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and a family camp.

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We provided a varied calendar of activities during school holidays, for disabled young people and their families. All our events were planned in consultation with young people and their carers to develop new experiences. We focus on health and wellbeing activities, learning new skills.

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Highland Cycle Ability Centre

The Highland Cycle Ability Centre provided a safe, secure, peaceful and traffic-free environment for disabled children and young people and their peers to enjoy cycling sessions.

There was also the addition of the new adventure track, this has encouraged everyone to explore their own independence and exposure to new things.

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Summer Playscheme

Disabled Children and Young People from Glasgow’s BME community attended our Summer School Holiday playscheme, 3 times a week for 4 weeks, providing them with fun activities while their carers benefit from respite breaks.

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Cosgrove Connections brought families who have a young person with complex needs together. Families in West Central Scotland have accessed a range of themed family days and 9 short breaks, sustaining them in their caring role and building skills, friendships and confidence in young people.

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Caring Matters

We held weekly groups in evenings where we provided time for working carers to participate in short break group activities. Held weekly we provide carer support groups to allow carers to come together to share experiences, information and generally support each other. Supporting former carers to become ambassador

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Taking a Break & Making Memories

We delivered “Taking a Break & Making Memories” and we were able to provide Young Carers aged 8 to 18 years with respite and a break from caring with their peers from Bute & Cowal.

This was achieved through the provision of a programme of activities and a residential at Ardroy Outdoor Centre, Trips & attending the Scottish Young Carers Festival.

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Ozzy's One-Ups

Ozzy’s One-Ups encourages and supports disabled young adults to engage in a programme of activities to develop long-term habits to improve their physical and emotional well-being and to transition to other clubs and leisure activities.

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