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Autism Friendly Football allows young people on the autistic spectrum to take part in weekly football sessions providing the opportunity to have fun, become more physically active, develop life skills and raise confidence. Sessions also allow carers some respite and the opportunity to socialise.

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AdoptionUK Scotland - Short Breaks Programme

The provision of short breaks for adopted and kinship children and young people and breaks for caring for parents and carers through inclusive family events and activities, including a residential weekend break.

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

We provided inclusive, understanding and fun activities for deaf children & young people throughout the West of Scotland and provided carers with many opportunities to take a meaningful break from their caring role. This project directly improved the mental health and wellbeing of everyone involved.

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FAIR PLAY

We provide high staff support for children and young people with complex and multiple disabilities. The project also provides a young adult group one evening per week with door to door transport.

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TOFFEE Club provides 5 hour Play Activity Sessions at local venue 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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Mini Denners

​​​​​​​​​Mini Denners is a “nursery” experience for our children under 5 with cancer, their siblings and carers from Jak’s Den, Livingston and Aberdeen. Activities include music, story time, messy play, crafts and snack allows our children to experience the joy and wonder of early years and we also provide pampers for their carers.

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Include Me 2 - Activities for Adults with disabilities/multiple ASN and Respite Support for their Parents/Carers

Include Me 2 Club (IM2C) delivered a multi-faceted activity programme to empower cared-for adults with disabilities/multiple ASN to lead more confident, inclusive, and active lives whilst also providing regular respite breaks for their Carers -tackling the isolation and exclusion these groups face

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Short Break Stays Pilot

The Short Break Stays Pilot was developed in co-production with young adults with life-limiting conditions and their informal carers, and focuses on improving overall well-being through providing respite. The pilot explored the validity of whether our hospice was an appropriate environment.

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Bright Futures

Bright Futures is an online activity programme designed to help carers and younger cared people with learning disabilities connect and focus on resilience and wellbeing, it transitioned to face to face during 2022.

In addition, Bright Futures has delivered 10 x 2 day short breaks and a fun day.

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Increased Social Engagement for profoundly-disabled young people under 30 and Respite Support for Parents/Carers

We provided a wide range of free activities and outings to improve the lives of profoundly-disabled young people under 30 which also provided much-needed respite for their Parents/Carers – improving the inclusion, resilience, mental health, and overall wellbeing of both groups

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