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Autism Friendly Football allows young people on the spectrum to enjoy weekly football sessions providing the opportunity to have fun, become more physically active, develop life skills and raise confidence/self-esteem. Sessions also provide a respite and social environment for parents/carers.

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Ardentinny Adventure Weekends

The project took children and young people with epilepsy (YPE), their siblings and parent/carers on two weekend residential breaks in Sept and Oct 2021 to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre (AOEC). These trips gave them opportunities to take part in fun, challenging activities.

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EveryoneIn2

Everyone In2 provided online and buddy support for adults with learning disabilities and their carers. Short breaks, a family day and family forums provide support for carers to connect, build knowledge and get support.

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Ozzy's One-Ups

We delivered Ozzy’s One-Ups Club which encourages and supports adults with complex additional support needs to engage in activities to develop long-term habits that support and improve their physical and emotional wellbeing and assist their transition to other leisure and recreational Clubs, activities and events.

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Indepen-dance facilitated a creative dance residency for disabled adults in Findhorn. This offer the parents and carers a well needed break from their caring role.

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Be All You Can Be

Be All You Can Be project provided monthly family support group, fortnightly playschemes and a monthly preschool group for babies, children and young people affected by the lifelong and complex disabilities of Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus, as well as their carers and siblings.

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A Great Day Out (Inclusive Festivals and Events)

The programme created accessible resources for festivals and events to support and include people with profound and multiple learning disabilities(PMLD)and their families across geographical areas. It reduced isolation & loneliness and supported the caring role and provided increased opportunities.

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

We provided 261 activity clubs for deaf children via Zoom; 4 face-to-face at St Roch’s After-School Club and a cinema trip bringing deaf young people together, enjoying time with their peers alleviating the isolation & loneliness experienced whilst giving their carers the opportunity to have a break

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Glee, Wee Glee, Music and Film clubs

SupERkids provided activities for children with multiple support needs in East Renfrewshire. This project provided supported activities to the young people who attend as there are no other clubs in the area that would accept their unsupported attendance due to their care needs.

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Autism Friendly Football

Autism Friendly Football allowed young people on the autistic spectrum to come together once a week to make friends, build confidence and have fun.

The sessions took place at Pro Soccer Newton Mearns every Wednesday for young people between 6-16 years old.

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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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