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We provided a playscheme 3 days per week during the Spring, Summer and October school breaks, and some special themed days for children and young people with additional support needs. Parents/carers enjoy their respite while their youngsters enjoy themselves in a safe environment.

Now in our 20th year Stanmore Playscheme provides appropriate fun and safe activities for youngsters who have additional support needs. It is administered by a small group of volunteers and staffed by experienced personnel during holiday breaks.

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Activate

We provided a 1 week activity break for 11-14 year olds and two residential weekends for 15-18 year olds who are blind or partially sighted help promote their independence and allow respite for carers.

We also provided a family residential weekend in Dumfries & Galloway offering peers support and a break for the normal routine.

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Movement and Motion

Partners in Play delivered a yearly programme of activities which revolved around the theme ‘Movement and Motion’ for young people with additional support needs. The carers of these young people were then able to enjoy time out from their respective caring roles.

We worked in partnership with Glasgow Clyde college and Auchengillan Outdoor Centre, who provided the base for an exciting and innovative experience for young people between 10 and 18 years with a range of additional support needs.

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Animar

We provided Saturday clubs 3 times per month in Orbiston YMCA in Bellshill, for young people aged 12 -18 years and who have additional support needs.

Our Animar project for young people with additional support needs is an independence promoting group that focus on 5 strategic areas, Family, Learning, Environment, Peers and Community.

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Cafe Holiday Clubs

The Cafe Holiday Clubs operated over the 9 weeks school holidays for 5-days per week,  2-weeks Spring, 6-weeks Summer and 1-week October.

We offered disabled children and young people FUN, exciting and challenging activities, supporting and extending their development through play, crafts, dance, drama and sport.

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Social & Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People & their Families

We worked with St Roch’s After School Club to provide a wide variety of fun & stimulating activities and opportunities for our deaf young people, from all over the West of Scotland and beyond.

They met and mixed with an age appropriate peer group while their carers enjoyed a break from their caring roles. This helped alleviate the isolation and loneliness they experience in a hearing world, builds confidence & self esteem, fosters life long friendships and helps our young people to see their deafness in a more positive light.

West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society provides social and emotional support to deaf children, young people and their families. For many of our families the clubs provide the only social activity and meaningful peer interaction that the children and young people have, and the only break their carers are able to actually relax and benefit from.

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The Sensory Experience

We provided one hour fully personalised sessions in our state-of-the-art multi-sensory room for young people with disabilities and their carers. This was followed by tea/coffee and cake after the session. Carers had the choice to stay or how they wanted to spend their time.

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We provided complimentary therapies for Carers and the people they care for in their own home, to help improve their emotional health and wellbeing.

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Time to Live for Mental Health Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness living in Scotland.

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Short Breaks for people with Dementia & their Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for people living with dementia to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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