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Indepen-dance provided an inclusive dance class for 1 hour every Saturday morning in Clydebank for up to 25 children with learning disabilities, to have the opportunity to experience a dance activity suited to their needs while their parents have a short break from their caring role.

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

Our project provided social & emotional support to deaf children, young people & their families. Along with St Roch’s after school club, we provided a wide variety of fun & stimulating activities for deaf young people to socialise & have fun while their carers enjoyed a break from their caring role.

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Able2Sail Sailing Season 2017

We provided sailing experience over half day/day/weekends . These were on dinghies/powerboats/modified sailing & motor yacht for young people affected by disability.

These experiences took place on the Clyde or at Castle Semple RYA Sailability Centre of Excellence.

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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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