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My Time Family Fun and Friendship Club

We ran a monthly Saturday club for school children with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities aged 8-19 years and their families.

The clubs were delivered by PAMIS with RNIB  at their Springfield Centre, offering a programme of activities.

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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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Y Sort It Young Adult Carers

We provided respite & group work opportunities for Young Adult Carers aged 16-25 living in West Dunbartonshire.

Allowing them to take part in short breaks away from their caring role and responsibilities at home, by hosting Mini camps that included an overnight stay and/or day trips. They also had the opportunity to participate in weekly group work sessions.

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We provided grants directly to carers who support those affected by mental illness living in Scotland.

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We provided a three day Residential Disability Sports Camp for families with children and young people with disability from West & East Dunbartonshire area.

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Creative Residency

We provided a six day creative dance residency for 20 adults with learning disabilities in June 2017 in Belfast.

Indepen-dance is a Glasgow based inclusive dance development company, providing dance for disabled people via an annual core programme of weekly creative movement classes, quarterly training courses and performances opportunities.

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We organised a programme of short breaks (residential and day events) for carers, and those being cared for, from the Gypsy/Traveller community in rural and urban areas of Scotland.

Each break was designed to reduce isolation, promote wellbeing and improve knowledge of mainstream carer-related services.

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Corseford School Summer Club 2017

We provided a 2 week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for 14 children with complex support needs. One tailored week for older and one for younger pupils.

An activity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their high level care needs.

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We provided grants directly to carers who were caring for an adult over 21 years living in West Dunbartonshire.

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Dumbarton District Disabled Children’s Forum organised a weekend break to Aberfoyle for children and young people with disabilities and their families.

Our core purpose is to provide activities to improve our children and families lives and allow them to mix with other children. We organise monthly meetings, playschemes, social activities and we also own a caravan in Ayr.

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