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We provided wide ranging, fun, challenging outdoor activities for young people with multiple support needs. Previously we have supported teenagers for 5 weeks during school holidays. After feedback from parents and teenagers, we opted to increase to 10 weeks, covering all school holidays,

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Disability Shetland planned, managed, organised and ran a Holiday Club for children and young people in Shetland who have disabilities and additional support needs.

The Holiday Club offered a programme of recreational, educational and social activities for six weeks a year, during school holidays.

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Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand provided a peer buddy initiative providing social & recreational opportunities for 43 young people with learning disabilities & 8 peer buddies.

We did this by running a fun and diverse developmental programme of activities. The project also offered respite to the families and carers of the young people.

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Fabb Flipside

Fabb Flipside project worked in partnership with 3 local authorities working with families of disabled children who have no access to respite or short breaks. We piloted a highly subsidised progressive programme for 20 families (78 participants) who have children with complex needs.

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CLASP supported children and their carers living in Dunoon and the surrounding areas by organising a range or group and individual activities for children while their carer had a break.

All the carers supported had children who have life long conditions which affect multiple areas of their lives.

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No Limits P&K

We provided fun, social and active opportunities for children and young people with disabilities, living in Perth and Kinross and their parents/carers.

Opportunities included preschool play and movement, swimming lessons, skiing, holiday activity sessions, an activity residential, wellbeing MOT’s delivered by Live Active and their partners.

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The Socialites

Artlink’s Socialites provided activities for young people with complex needs in Midlothian through creative placements around unique skills like animation and music. This allowed the carers to have a break from their caring role.

Through strategic alliances with key supports, we generated sustained involvement for the young person and their peers.

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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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Peer Mentor Support Project

We facilitated peer support activities for young people with learning disabilities. Each week young people have participated in activities they have chosen, supported by our peer mentor volunteers, enabling their parents/carers to enjoy respite, knowing the young people are safe and happy.

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