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Blind/Visually Impaired Football

The Rangers Charity Foundation provided the opportunity for young people with a Visual Impairment to take part in free football sessions in a fun and friendly environment whilst allowing their carers to enjoy a break from their normal routine.

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We provided carers of children/young people with additional support needs across Edinburgh support to assist them to obtain an individualised flexible short break.

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We provided a flexible respite service tailored to meet the individual needs of each child and their family. Weekly 1:1 sessions, delivered both in the family home and out in the local community, were arranged and provided at a time which benefited the whole family.

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Inclusive Events for Families Raising a Child with Autism in Edinburgh

Our project was aimed at children with autism and their families who live in Edinburgh. We provided a range of activities for children such as soft play sessions, fun days and a separate programme of respite opportunities for parents including coffee mornings, quiz nights and social events

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The Yard Youth Clubs

We delivered The Yards Youth Clubs  which are three youth clubs for disabled teenagers between 14-18 yrs.

The clubs meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 2.5 hours and work with a maximum of 16 teens to help friendships form, enable positive wellbeing and give the opportunity of independence.

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Supporting Inclusive Festivals

We worked with a variety of festivals across Scotland to support them to be more inclusive of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

As people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families can feel left out, on the margins of society. They identified that festivals were a great place to enjoy meaningful time together as a family. This project supported that vision and helped festivals to be more inclusive.

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The Saturday Adventure Team provided opportunities for autistic children to get together in a safe and supported environment to have fun, make friends, explore and expand their horizons.

The regular six hour sessions give parents and carers valuable time to do other things at the weekend.

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Disabled children and young people use their imagination to create their own musical theatre, developing skills, building confidence, making friends and having fun through the mediums of music, dance and drama.

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Nature Explorers programme provided fun outdoor opportunities for families with children and young people with disabilities during school holidays.

Parents/carers get a break whilst children enjoy accessible, sensory based activities at a range of outdoor countryside/heritage sites.

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We delivered after consulting with the young carers, 5 to 11 years old, about what would be their ‘Dream Break’ a visit to London and go to Legoland, Harry Potter World and take an open top bus trip round the City.

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