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We provided activities, trips and overnight stays for young people with disabilities.

Upward Mobility’s Short Break Service (originally named Outward Mobility) has been running for the past 4 years.

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We delivered a range of regular short break activities for children with autism and their parents who stay in Edinburgh.

These included monthly soft play sessions for children, family fun events such as a Ceilidh, parties and dining experiences, and coffee mornings for mum’s and nights out for dads.

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Social and Emotional Support for Deaf Children and their Families

Our project provided opportunities to bring our deaf young people together through a series of activities and events.

These events were mostly held at Deaf Connections and the Adelphi Centre with other activities held in a variety of other locations. St Roch’s After School Club enjoyed a 3 night-trip to Staffordshire & Alton Towers.

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The Yard Youth Clubs

We delivered Yard’s Youth Clubs, which are three respite clubs that occur on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

The clubs are specifically for disabled teenagers to make friends, have fun and gain self confidence, whilst providing their carers with a break once a week for 48 weeks of the year.

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Junior Summer Camp

We provided an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre.

The camp was very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp

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Tri Wee FiT

We provided Wee FiT sessions, Friendship inclusion Training for children and young people with intellectual/physical and sensory disabilities including autism and their carers.

We will designed and delivered a range of rugby based fun activities to provide a bespoke programme for each age group.

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We provided 1-1 respite for children and young people aged under 21 and their families. Families were allocated hours with a specialist carer to use at times that suited them allowing the child or young person to engage in activities they enjoy and the families to pursue their own activities.

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Flexible Family Respite

We provided a flexible service, delivered in the home & local community. Working 1:1 encouraging children to access/participate in activities & social events.

This in turn provided regular respite for parents/carers as the sessions were between 3 & 4 hours, tailored to maximise the benefit to the whole family.

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Scotland Family Camp 2018

We hosted a Family Camp for Scotland families which was based at Tulliallan Police College Fife from 18th – 20th May 2018 inclusive, (3 days, 2 nights).

The camp was designed to cater for families of children with a serious, life limiting illness/disability which 16 families (67 individuals) attended.

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Yolo Sistas Project

We provided a weekly group for young female, Black Minority Ethnic Carers living within City of Edinburgh. The aim of the project was to access ‘hard-to-reach’ carers from Black Minority Ethnic Communities and give the girls a space to share their experience both as carers and as teenage girls who feel different from their peers.

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