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We delivered our Type 1 Weekender in Scotland improved the confidence and wellbeing of young people with type 1 diabetes, and their carers, through a programme of fun, educational activities. It enabled families to make friends, share experiences and learn how to live with more freedom from diabetes.

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Able2Sail Sailing Season 2019-20

We took young people and their families for a mixture of half day sails, day sails on a modified sailing yacht. In consultation with youth forum members we will tailor a programme leading to RYA certification including 2/3 day sails.

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VAS Better Breaks Shetland

Our Better Breaks project is part of our Carer Support Service where we aim to deliver a shortbreak service in Shetland to both children and young people with disabilities and their carers. This is done through a range of targeted activities and groups.

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We provided a respite break to the families of children and young people who have an additional need in the Orkney Islands. We take the child or young person out of the home to access an activity of their choice in the community.

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We provided monthly family support groups, fortnightly playschemes, and monthly preschool groups for babies, children and young people in the West of Scotland affected by the lifelong disabilities of Spina bifida/Hydrocephalus, as well as their carers and siblings.

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A Programme of Weekly Creative Movement Classes

Indepen-dance delivered 5 x 1 hour weekly creative movement classes for disabled children and young people over a period of 40 weeks in Glasgow, East Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.

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Sunday Social

We delivered a monthly visual art workshop programme dedicated to working with children and young people with Down’s Syndrome aged 5-20 and their families and carers.

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The Cafe Holiday Club

The Cafe Holiday Club operates over the 9 week school holidays (5-days per week) 2wks Spring, 6wks Summer, 1wk October.

We promise to offer disabled children/young people FUN, exciting and challenging activities, supporting & extending their development via Free Play, Crafts, Dance, Drama & Sport

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ANGELS Transitions

We delivered befriending with support from community volunteers and build trusting relationships, improving confidence, health and wellbeing and social skills.

COVEY Befriending supports children and families in South Lanarkshire to become resilient, safe and better equipped to reach their potential.

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Super Hero Stories

Superhero Stories was a comic book style art class for young people on the Autistic Spectrum, based in Inverclyde.

The project provided respite for parents and carers, nurtured self esteem, skills and education,furthered aspirations and helped build peer relationships between participants.

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"As a family we were at breaking point...this break brought us all closer together and enabled us to have fun as a family and enjoy different surroundings. I can't thank you enough...for making this happen for us."

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