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We ran weekly groups in Inverclyde for children and young people (8-16 years) with caring responsibilities.

These young carers benefited from having protected regular time away from their home and caring responsibilities, which helped to build their confidence, develop skills and interests and make new friends.

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Get Creative

Our pilot project provided music-based activities for 35 adults with disabilities, in monthly 3-hour sessions in a community venue within Renfrewshire.

This also provided 52 carers from Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Glasgow with opportunities to take regular breaks, either with or without the person they care for.

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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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FFAB Service (Fun with Friends & Activity Breaks)

Fun With Friends provided a weekly social group and summer catch-up sessions for young people with disabilities aged 12-19. Activity Breaks provided sessions over the summer break for children with disabilities aged 4-12 years. Young people had fun whilst providing respite for parents/carers.

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Able2Sail Sailing Season 2017

We provided sailing experience over half day/day/weekends . These were on dinghies/powerboats/modified sailing & motor yacht for young people affected by disability.

These experiences took place on the Clyde or at Castle Semple RYA Sailability Centre of Excellence.

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My Time Family Fun and Friendship Club

We ran a monthly Saturday club for school children with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities aged 8-19 years and their families.

The clubs were delivered by PAMIS with RNIB  at their Springfield Centre, offering a programme of activities.

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We provided a 1 week activity break for 11-14 year olds and two residential weekends for 15-18 year old with vision impairment to promote their independence and allow respite for parents/carers. We provided family days across the country offering peer support and a break from the normal routine.

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We provided grants directly to unpaid carers who live in Inverclyde.

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We provided two social groups for young carers (8-14yrs & 15-18yrs) living in Inverclyde. The groups provided young carer’s with regular respite time away from their caring responsibilities, opportunities to take part in various activities, and to develop peer relationships with other young carer’s within their local community.

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Epilepsy Connections Outward Bound Activity Weekend Break

We provided a family break to Ardentinny Outdoor Centre in September 2017. Families took part in a programme of fun, challenging activities.

Epilepsy Connections work in Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Forth Valley and Ayrshire & Arran to support children and adults with epilepsy, and their families, to live as well as possible with what can be a lifelong, unpredictable disease. The suite of services we offer has been developed in collaboration with people who have epilepsy and those who support them.

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