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We provided weekly groups and facilitated friendships for 10 young people with additional support needs through their transition years (aged 14-19). The use of local community amenities has given the participants an opportunity to interact socially with others and build skills for independent living.

Monthly support has been provided for carers, giving them respite and an opportunity to have a break from their caring responsibilities, participating in fun, sociable activities, within their own community.

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The Cafe Holiday Club provided a range of short break recreation activities in a fun, safe environment for disabled children/young people.

At the same time provided short breaks from a caring role, enabling care providers to engage in activities of choice with confidence that their child/young person is in a positive, safe and fun environment.

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Positive Connections

We provided monthly family support groups for families with children affected by Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in 3 localities across Scotland.

We provided fully accessible play and support for the children whilst parents/carers had a break from their caring role and time to get together with others with shared experiences.

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Social & Emotional Support to Deaf Children and their Families

We provided a wide variety of fun & stimulating activities and opportunities for our deaf young people from all over the West of Scotland, to meet and mix with an age appropriate peer group while their carers enjoyed a break from their caring roles.

For many of our families the clubs provided 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.

West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society provides social and emotional support to deaf children, young people and their families this alleviates the isolation and loneliness they experience in a hearing world. Helps build their confidence, foster lifelong friendships, builds self esteem and helps them to see their deafness in a more positive light.

 

 

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RNIB Activate Project provided a combination of 2 Family Fun Days, 2 Residential Activity Breaks ‘Stepping Out’ for 11-13 years and ‘Promoting Independence’ for 14-18 years

We provided family weekend breaks to develop confidence and personal independence for blind/partially sighted children and young people while supporting parent/carers and providing a respite break for the whole family.

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NDCS Better Breaks for Deaf Young People & their Families

We provided a weekend for families with deaf children aged 2-4 years with information sessions included education & technology.  We also provided a My Future weekend for deaf young people aged 16-20 years to meet, explore options for the future, & find out about support available when moving on in education/employment.

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We provided a playscheme based at Stanmore House School 3 days per week for 7 weeks during the school during school break for young people with severe and complex additional support need.

Stanmore Playscheme has been operating for 19 years during school break, it is administered by a voluntary committee registered and inspected by care inspectorate. It provides appropriate play in a safe environment supervised by trained staff, also offering parents/carers welcome respite.

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Fabb-i do Weekends

We provided exciting, challenging themed weekends for disabled people aged 21-30 years, who have a range of complex needs.

Fabb-i do weekends are active and fun, while enabling carers and families to get what they have called a “real break”.

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MND Scotland Time to Live Grants

We provided grants directly to carers who look after someone with Motor Neurone Disease.

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Our project enabled 5 Scottish adults who have OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta), to attend our Family Weekend Conference with their family carers and children if any.

The event was held in Manchester the weekend of 11th Sep 2015.

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