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UpMo Extra: Friday Night and Weekend Activities

We provided activities for young people up to 20 years who have additional support needs and who live in Edinburgh or The Lothians. We ran a supper club and disco between our regular hours, a 2 night break and 9 day and evening trips.

Upward Mobility supports adults with additional support needs, we provide a range of workshops, which assist students to realise their potential & live full, happy lives. Students can also attend day, evening & multi-night breaks, giving carers much needed respite.

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We provided twice weekly groups with activity sessions and trips for children and young people with additional support needs living in East Lothian.

Children Inc is a local independent charity based in East Lothian. We work with children and young people who have additional support needs aged from 5 to 21 years and their families/carers. To promote inclusion, build confidence and independence within their communities.

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We provided two breaks for children with cancer and leukaemia and their families, one to Haggerston Castle Family Caravan Park and another to Hilton Coylumbridge near Aviemore.

This allowed them to relax and have fun as a family, but also to meet others in the same situation as them.

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We provided fun weekly activities for 11-21 year old children and young people with Epilepsy and additional support needs and 2 residential weekend breaks. Allowing carers additional support so that they could have a break.

 

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Branch Out

Branch Out Project provided a programme of outdoor activities for young people with autism approaching school leaving age that builds resilience through increased confidence and self-esteem.

The Outdoor pursuits helped the young people gain skills in team working that aims equip them for life after school.

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We provided a 1 week activity break for 11-14 year olds and two residential weekends for 15-18 year old with vision impairment to promote their independence and allow respite for parents/carers. We provided family days across the country offering peer support and a break from the normal routine.

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We provided social activities for 3 hours every Wednesday evening and 5 hours on a weekend once a month for 25 young adults with learning difficulties, disabilities and/or challenging behaviour, while their carers had some much needed time for themselves.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in East Lothian.

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Carers Support Group

We delivered a fortnightly carers support group to provide a mechanism of support for carers of South Asian Older people to get some time out for them selves to take part in therapeutic and educational activities away from their demanding and pressurising caring roles.

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We provided a summer activity programme for 18 children and young people with cerebral palsy and related conditions.

The physically active and challenging programme, led by therapists, provided a variety of fun activities to promote functional postural and mobility skills through participation in sports and arts, thereby enabling the children and young people’s parents/carers to get a break and/or spend time with their siblings.

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