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Be All You Can Be

Be All You Can Be project provided monthly family support group, fortnightly playschemes and a monthly preschool group for babies, children and young people affected by the lifelong and complex disabilities of Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus, as well as their carers and siblings.

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PlayPeace Out and About

PlayPeace Out and About enabled families of children and young people with additional and complex needs to take part in fun outings, sharing new experiences together across the West of Scotland. This included family outings to inclusive destinations, and a 3 night family holiday to Ayr.

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A Great Day Out (Inclusive Festivals and Events)

The programme created accessible resources for festivals and events to support and include people with profound and multiple learning disabilities(PMLD)and their families across geographical areas. It reduced isolation & loneliness and supported the caring role and provided increased opportunities.

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

We provided 261 activity clubs for deaf children via Zoom; 4 face-to-face at St Roch’s After-School Club and a cinema trip bringing deaf young people together, enjoying time with their peers alleviating the isolation & loneliness experienced whilst giving their carers the opportunity to have a break

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Autism Friendly Football

Autism Friendly Football allowed young people on the autistic spectrum to come together once a week to make friends, build confidence and have fun.

The sessions took place at Pro Soccer Newton Mearns every Wednesday for young people between 6-16 years old.

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Summer Fun at REACH

Summer fun for REACH families, with a trip to Blackpool, outdoor fun at Wiston Lodge and Sensory Sessions at the Sensory Hub.

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Spectrum Summer Music

We delivered weekly group and individual remote music sessions, 3 days per week over a period of 5 weeks for autistic children and young people. A number of short videos were created and a podcast.

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We delivered our a nual Summer Programme. The children/young people and their carers enjoyed weekly trips though out the school summer holidays. Some of the places we went to were 5 sisters zoo, heads of Ayr farm park and M&Ds.

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OTW & SNAC Family Camp

We delivered a day-long online Camp in the Cloud family camp on Saturday 30th August which served 11 children living with serious illness, and 27 of their family members from Scotland. We brought fun, respite and connection to families at a time of crisis.

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We delivered RASCALS (FUNSHINE) a school holiday programme that supports children with a Learning Disability and/or other complex support needs. It enables children to participate in a variety of exciting activities, interact with others, whilst having fun and achieving outcomes.

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"These breaks are the best thing that can happen to caring families. The time away is just perfect to relax and escape just for a while"

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