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Cosgrove Weekender

We provided tailored support to enable carers and adults with learning disabilities to enjoy a weekend respite break of their choice.

This provided the whole family with a break from the pressures of daily life and it supported them to reconnect with family, friends and partners.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Fund

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome who lives with them.

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Calvert 2015

We had a 2 night activity break at Calvert Trust. Our young people enjoyed activities not normally available to them due to their disabilities.

Parent/carers who accompany them also had a chance to socialise knowing the young people are in a safe, secure environment and having fun.

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Social & Emotional Support to Deaf Children and their Families

West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society provides social and emotional support to deaf children and their families.

Better breaks funding enabled us to offer many opportunities for our young people to meet and mix with an age appropriate peer group at our Saturday Sign Activity Club, a youth group and in partnership with St Roch’s Secondary School an after school club.

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Cafe Holiday Club 2014

The Cafe Holiday Club provided fun, short break recreational activities for disabled children and young people, promoting social integration and healthy lives through play, sport, dance and drama in an environment of respect and the promotion of positive behaviours.

This gave parents and care providers the opportunity and the time, to enjoy a short break from their caring roles.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child or adult with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and live in Scotland.

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Calvert Kielder Trip

We organised a 2 night activity break for 13 young people and 13 parent/carers.  This trip enabled both young people and parent/carers to try new activities and meet other families

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Chavey Chill Out provided small groups of children and young people with disabilities and multiple support needs of similar ages and interests, regular opportunities to meet, socialise and do things they enjoy.

Basically to “hang out” and chill with their friends doing things they wanted to do.

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Cosgrove offered an ambitious personalised holiday activity programme that was co-produced with families to provide essential respite during the school holiday.

The programme offered opportunities for free play, music, dancing and trip days the children had chosen themselves, thus increasing opportunities of gaining independence, choice and personal development.

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Supporting people with disabilities & mental health issues to discover their artistic expression & achieve their potential. ‘Create’ supports children & young people aged 5-28 who find it difficult to access mainstream arts provision due to disability.

Our Friends & Family Fun Programme provides meaningful, accessible arts activities for children & young people with a disability & their families

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