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Creative Breaks for Young Adults 19+

We provided breaks at various locations throughout the United Kingdom for young adults affected by disabilities so that they could pursue their interests and have fun together with a group of their friends and peers supported by our staff giving their carers respite.

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The Haven Breaks @ Home

The Haven Breaks @ Home project supports and empowers carers and cared for individuals (affected by life limiting illness) to access breaks from within their own homes/Haven centres through Wellbeing activities (mindfulness/relaxation) and through creative/therapeutic resources provided.

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Activity Based Befriending for Cared For and Respite for Carers

We delivered flexible respite care at home to support Carers of individuals living with dementia in the East End of Glasgow. Cared for individuals received home befriending/activities and carers some “ME” time.

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Happy Breaks

‘Happy Breaks’ is a programme of one-to-one and group support activities designed for older people (aged 65 to 89) and their carers from diverse communities who are socially isolated and/or housebound. It aims to support them to improve their wellbeing and make a positive difference in their lives.

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SociallyAble

We provided staff support, transport and activity costs for our Tuesday evening disabled adult group with transport to and from home. This helped tp provide social and recreational activities as chosen by the adults and some respite for older parents/carers.

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SPiN

SPiN is a programme of inclusive dance workshops and performances for young people with disabilities and their carers. The workshops are facilitated by a team of dance and music practitioners as well as disabled dancers from Paragon’s older inclusive dance group, M3.

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Dot to Dot

Dot to Dot encourages learning through the arts and play. This project was designed to introduce the benefits of being outdoors and learning in nature. We delivered weekly forest school sessions and a residential in easter where 50 adults and children joined us for a week of outdoor learning.

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Cosgrove CHAMPS

CHAMPS brings children and young people with additional needs together to take part in a regular weekend club which will build skills, confidence and friendships and provide a break for parents and carers. The focus will be on themed activities, safe fun, friendship and new experineces.

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Include Me 2 Club - Children's Clubs and Activities

We run an evolving range of positive activities that will enable vulnerable children/young people under 18 to safely connect with their peer/social groups whilst their Parents/Carers receive regular respite breaks.

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SuperTroop 2022 Holiday Activities, Entertainment and Equipment

Our holiday provides an exciting week-long adventure for young people with complex needs who rarely have a chance for independence away from home. Our wide range of activities encourage them to try new things in a safe and happy environment whilst their families and carers have much needed respite.

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