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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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Glasgow Children’s Holiday Scheme is a registered charity (SCIO) that each year provides holidays for more than 500 disadvantaged and disabled children and their families primarily through holidays at our 5 holiday caravans at Wemyss Bay Holiday Park.

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Storytelling - Autism Specific Sessions

We provided sensory storytelling and creative arts activities for young people with autism at our centre in Pollok, Glasgow. In addition, we provided a space for parents and carers to relax and build relationships with each other.

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

Our project provided 86 opportunities (including joint activities) bringing our deaf young people together. Events were held at Deaf Connections, the Adelphi Centre, St Roch’s and latterly, our new Youth Group home, the Wolfson Centre with other activities being held in a variety of other venues.

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Junior & Senior Clubs & Activities for Children and Young People up to18 Years

Include Me 2 Club delivered increased activities for Cared-for children with disabilities and additional support needs, 3 x weekly clubs, 18 x Pop Up Street Play Events, and 15 x Outings.

Our programme helped improve the wellbeing, resilience, and quality of life of both children with disabilities/additional support needs and their Carers

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Epilepsy Scotland Glasgow Youth Project aimed to deliver the young club to support young people with epilepsy to take part in fun, challenging activities, make friends and enable them and their carers to access wellbeing services and meet others going through similar experiences.

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Disability Respite Holiday Programme

We provided disabled young people from Glasgow and their carers with a week long respite holiday at Craig Tara in Ayr.

The families were also provided with transport, entertainment passes, discount cards and a free food hamper. We also secured funding to create a sensory caravan.

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Play-Sense Pre-school Play Group

Play-Sense is for parent/carers with pre-school children with disabilities. Group meets weekly in a safe, stimulating environment.

Parents & children benefit from increased communication through play. Parents get a break from their caring role in the company of peers who share their experiences.

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The Me To Project

The Me 2 project brought children and young people with additional needs together to take part in a range of themed activity days and short breaks which have built skills,confidence and friendships and provided a break for parents and carers.

The children and young people taking part made friends and gained skills and confidence trying new activities.

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Animar provides support for 15 young people 3 Saturdays a month for 4.5 hours . In this time our program is planned, risk assessed and budgeted by the young people, who further their independence and giving parents/carers respite. This is achieved using a program supported by the Playback Resource.

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