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DASH Summer Holiday Programme

We delivered a summer holiday programme for young people with complex support needs. We provided a choice of activities and trips: enabling the young people to have fun and socialise, whilst their carers had a break.

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SHA Summer Camp 2021

During the summer holidays 38 young carers living in a family impacted by Huntington’s disease took a break from their caring responsibilities by attending an activity day. Young carers took part in a programme of activities including archery, kayaking, paddle boarding and bowling.

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Older Carers Befriending and Wellbeing Project

We successfully delivered our Older Carers Befriending and Wellbeing Project 2020-21 under pandemic conditions which had not been foreseen at time of application. We provided a wellbeing breaks programme for older carers living in NE Glasgow.

Our approach is built on partnership & community, providing creative, meaningful breaks for carers and cared-for person. We provide regular, year-round, peer support, activities and events that keep carers connected and well.

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Holiday Clubs for Glasgow Children aged 5-20

We provided places for 20 children who live in Glasgow to attend our holiday clubs. This provided families who have children with complex needs the opportunity to have some much-needed respite while their children were cared for and had fun, with our experienced and well-trained staff.

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SAMs Charity ran a Summer Respite Holiday, which helped children/young people with disabilities/multiple ASN and their Parents/Carers better cope with both existing and new challenges created by the pandemic, reduced their isolation, and improved their wellbeing, resilience, and quality of life.

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Beachcombers 2020

We provided outings and activities in the form of a holiday playscheme for young people aged 5-20 with disabilities and additional support needs and their families (carers and siblings) they could have fun and socialise while carers have the chance for a break from everyday caring routine.

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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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PlayPeace Out and About

PlayPeace Out and About enabled families of children and young people with additional and complex needs to take part in fun outings, sharing new experiences together across the West of Scotland. This included family outings to inclusive destinations, and a 3 night family holiday to Ayr.

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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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