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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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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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Glee, Wee Glee and Film Clubs

SupERkids provided activities including drama, dance, music and film in East Renfrewshire, where kids with multiple support needs can develop self confidence, express themselves and have fun.

The clubs allow the kids to have independent fun while their carers and siblings have a break from caring.

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Cosgrove Connections brought families who have a young person with complex needs together. Families in West Central Scotland have accessed a range of themed family days and 9 short breaks, sustaining them in their caring role and building skills, friendships and confidence in young people.

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Ozzy's One-Ups

Ozzy’s One-Ups encourages and supports disabled young adults to engage in a programme of activities to develop long-term habits to improve their physical and emotional well-being and to transition to other clubs and leisure activities.

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The Golden Time Project provided carers with opportunities to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Individual aromatherapy sessions were combined with group activities, yoga, mindfulness, relaxation & stress management.

Sessions were delivered in locations across East Renfrewshire .

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The Carers Choice Service offered carers an opportunity to have a short break, a we provided a volunteer befriender to spend time with the cared for person. Carers were then offered a choice of accessing hospice based support, or using the time in whatever way is most helpful to them.

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Our project enabled carers to have regular breaks at theatre performances where they could socialise, whilst our staff team hosted four separate music and dance events for their loved ones all of whom had a dementia diagnosis.

All events took place within venues in East Renfrewshire.

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The project was to create another Dual Breaks Club for carers in another Local Authority area, this being Inverclyde as well as the existing club in Renfrewshire. This has allowed carers the opportunity and peace of mind to take a break either with, or without the person they Care For.

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"The services are great for me it makes me feel better in myself and gives me something to look forward to every week. I couldn't do without it I would be a prisoner in my own home."

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