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Short Breaks for Children and Young People with Additional Support Needs and their Families and Carers

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The project facilitated the following supported group outings and events for young people and their families:

Summer 2013
Falkirk district families trips to Glasgow Science Centre and Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre
Clackmannanshire families trips to Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre and The Yard, Edinburgh

October 2013
Falkirk district families trips to tenpin bowling and The Yard, Edinburgh
Clackmannanshire families trips to Resonate Together, Alloa and Glasgow Science Centre
Falkirk district families Play and Chat session, Falkirk

In addition, in order to target parent carers in Clackmannanshire and make the outings more widely accessible, four parents group meetings were facilitated in this area.

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West of Scotland Sailing adventure – In July 2013 10 blind and partially sighted CYP sailed from Oban aboard Alba Volunteer for a 5 day/4 night sailing adventure.  Promoting Independence Summer Camp – Broomlee – This 5 day/4 night residential was attended by 15 YP aged 14-18. The focus was on independent living and transition.

It included workshops on developing confidence, assistive technology, cooking skills, independent travel, personal care, employability, preparation for post-16 transition, outdoor activities and loads of fun!

5 weekly Out of School Clubs :- These have been delivered at Knowetop Primary in North Lanarkshire; Uddingston Grammar School, South Lanarkshire; Aberdeen Visual Impairment Service, Aberdeen City; Darnley Primary School, Glasgow; Eyebeez Club, Hamilton. Each club is regularly attended by 10-15 children.

Family Fun Day (Borders) :- We had an Outdoor Adventure Activity Day for all the family on 2nd November 2013. Attended by 20 children and young people with 15 parents and 8 volunteers. The emphasis was on team building and confidence development. Despite torrential rain all the families had an excellent experience.

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