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We provided a 5-day summer camp for 50 young people from across Scotland, aged between 8 – 25 years old, living in a family impacted by Huntington’s Disease.

The camp gave young people the chance to grow in confidence and develop personally while getting support on issues relating to Huntington’s Disease and  also being a young carer.

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Creative Movement Workshops

Indepen-dance provided 3 x weekly creative movement and dance sessions over 43 weeks for adults with learning disabilities in Glasgow. This offered participants the opportunity to take part in a dance activity and to develop friendships while giving their carers a regular.

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2018 Summer Respite Holiday

SAMs Charity delivered a Summer Respite Holiday to improve the wellbeing and reduce the isolation of children/young people 3-18 years with disabilities and/or multiple additional support needs and their parents/carers.


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We ran holiday playschemes for children who are affected by a range of disabilities and have complex needs. There was a programme of activities and day trips available for the children.

This service offers children and families much needed respite and the opportunity to take part in new experiences and make positive friendships in a safe and nurturing environment.

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

Our project provided social & emotional support to deaf children, young people & their families. Along with St Roch’s after school club, we provided a wide variety of fun & stimulating activities for deaf young people to socialise & have fun while their carers enjoyed a break from their caring role.

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Our project enabled young people living with Cystic Fibrosis to have one to one befriending support while their carer used the time to explore other activities whilst having a break from their carer role.

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Parent and Toddler Group

We provided a Parent and Toddler Group for parents and their children with disabilities which takes place at our premises in the East End of Glasgow.

They meet weekly for 2 hours in a safe, fun environment giving parents and children the opportunity to be with others in a similar situation.

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Glasgow Children’s Holiday Scheme provided holidays to disadvantaged children and families across greater Glasgow. We did this primarily through a week long holiday at 1 of our 5 holiday caravans but also by enabling youth activity breaks and through host family holidays.

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Supporting Admissions to Transitions & Opportunities for Carers

We provided high staff support for children and young people with complex and multiple support needs, allowing the young adults to attend group one evening per week with door-to-door transport.

We also maintained an additional support needs parent/carer support group who met monthly in the centre. We supported family and the young adults during time of transition.

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We provided TOFFEE Club Play Activity Sessions for children with multiple support needs at St Mungo’s Academy, Gallowgate, during school holiday periods.

This allowed parents/carers time to themselves to de-stress, look after their own health, or spend quality time and focus on their other children and family members.

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