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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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Family Caravan Holidays Project

We helped families enjoy holiday short breaks at one of our caravans at Wemyss Bay Caravan Park.

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

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The Container - Spaces on Trips for the Most Vulnerable

We provided residential short breaks for young people with disabilities, and who live in some of the most disadvantaged communities in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.

Places on these residential and day trips across Scotland, enabled he young people to get outdoors, develop their confidence, life skills, benefiting both them and their carer.

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We delivered TOFFEE Club 5 hour Play Activity Sessions at St Mungo’s Academy, Gallowgate, during school holiday periods and Home Activity Play Sessions for children with multiple support needs which also provides respite for their parents/carers.

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The All Together project brought children and young people with additional needs together to take part in a range of themed activity days and short breaks to build skills, confidence and friendships and provide a break for parents and carers. The focus was on fun, friendship and learning.

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Animar

We delivered our Animar project for young people aged 12 to 18 years old with Additional Support Needs, which runs three Saturdays a month.

Animar promotes independence through personal development sessions and community engagement. It runs in Bellshill and Mossend YMCA and in local communities and cities.

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Family Transitions and Carer Recreation

We provided young adults with additional support needs with a Monday evening group session at our centre in Castlemilk. Transport was included from and to home.

Parents/carers of these young adults were provided with one evening a week break from caring, and monthly parent/carer support group.

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Blind/Visually Impaired Football Sessions

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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We provided group activities in the form of a school holiday playscheme for children and young people (aged 5-20) with disabilities/special needs and their families (carers and siblings), so they can have fun whilst carers get a break from their normal caring routine.

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We provided social opportunities for mental health carers including those from hardly reached communities to participate in “Me Time” health and wellbeing sessions, social activities and outings. Outings focused on fun time out from caring.

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