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We provided evening group sessions for 29 adults with disabilities and also providing respite for 38 carers.

We picked up each adult from home by mini bus with escort and returned to centre for activities or went out to pub, snooker or parks. Adults were then transported home.

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Play-Sense Pre-School Play Group

We delivered Play-Sense, a weekly play group for parents and their pre-school children with disabilities/additional support needs.

Parents get a break from their caring role in the company of others who share their experiences while their children grow & develop through sensory play in a safe, inclusive space.

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We delivered the PAMIS ‘My Time’ Fun & Friendship Club enabled young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their families/carers to access leisure opportunities to help meet some of their health and well-being outcomes, whilst offering a whole family experience.

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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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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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Cafe Holiday Clubs

We delivered Cafe Holiday Club 5-days per week (9 week school holidays) 2-weeks Spring, 6-weeks Summer, 1-week October.

We provided disabled children and young people FUN, exciting and challenging activities, supporting and extending development through Free Play, Crafts, Dance, Drama & Sport.

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We provided a 2 week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for children with complex support needs.

There was one tailored week for older and one for younger pupils. An activity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their high level care needs.

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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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Able2sail Sailing season 2018

We took young people with disabilities and their families for a mixture of half day sails and full day sails on a modified yacht.

We also provide individualised programme for our Youth Forum leading to RYA qualifications. We work with an Additional Support Needs Schools to support delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition.

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Weekly Creative Movement Classes and One Dance Residency

Indepen-dance received funding to support 5 x 1 hour weekly creative movement classes for children and young people with a learning disability over a period of 40 weeks and one 5 day creative dance residency for young people with a learning disability, providing a break for the parents and carers.

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"As a family we were at breaking point...this break brought us all closer together and enabled us to have fun as a family and enjoy different surroundings. I can't thank you enough...for making this happen for us."

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