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Branch Out

Branch Out Project provided a programme of outdoor activities for young people with autism approaching school leaving age that builds resilience through increased confidence and self-esteem.

The Outdoor pursuits helped the young people gain skills in team working that aims equip them for life after school.

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Short Breaks for Children with Additional Support Needs and their Families

We delivered 5 short breaks activity days for children with additional support needs and their families, these outing took place at Glasgow Science Centre, Christmas Pantomime’s and Dynamic Earth.

This enabled families to spend quality time together, building relationships and providing a break from the everyday stresses of caring.

 

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The Animar project ran three Saturdays a month for young people aged 12 to 18 years old with additional support needs. The activities are planned by the young people, who plan, risk assess and organise themselves with help and guidance from their key workers.

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Our project promoted integration, social connectedness and activity opportunities that supported the development of 50 young people to become integrated with mainstream sport and social activities by bringing together teams that Trust Rugby International have to date in the West and East of Scotland.

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We provided a ski trip to France for 10 children from our after school ski club in winter 2018. This gave them an amazing experience and enabled them to develop their skiing and an array of skills for life whilst their families get respite from their caring role for a week.

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We provide a holiday scheme for 19 young people with Additional Support Needs aged 15-18 living in Angus. The schemes ran for 8 weeks of the year for 5 hours per day, the parents and carers have the opportunity to spend time with other family members and friends or have some ‘me time’

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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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Beachcombers playscheme ran for 3 days a week during school holiday times for children and young people with additional support needs living in South West Glasgow. Transport was provided for outings outwith the playscheme and the carers were able to accompany the child or young person to enjoy this experience together.

Beachcombers have extended the service to young people between the ages of 18 – 20 and their families to provide some sort of transitional service to young people moving into adulthood.

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Activities Coordinator

The Activities Coordinator helped deliver a range of recreational activities and activity short breaks for children with life limiting conditions in complex disabilities. This enabled families to spend quality time together, have respite from their caring duties and improve their health and wellbeing.

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We organised activity days across Dumfries and Galloway during school holiday periods for families with a or young person with severe and complex multiple support needs. There was a wide range of activities including horse riding, visits to nature reserves, cooking, swimming, creative art sessions and visits to local museums.

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