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Friday Night Youth Club

We delivered the Friday Night Youth Club it is an additional & Complex needs specific club run by trained staff and volunteers.

It caters for young people age 12-18 years to provide social opportunities and friendships with peers, allowing parent/carers to have a short break.

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We delivered the PAMIS ‘My Time’ Fun & Friendship Club enabled young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their families/carers to access leisure opportunities to help meet some of their health and well-being outcomes, whilst offering a whole family experience.

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Social and Emotional Support for Deaf Children and their Families

Our project provided opportunities to bring our deaf young people together through a series of activities and events.

These events were mostly held at Deaf Connections and the Adelphi Centre with other activities held in a variety of other locations. St Roch’s After School Club enjoyed a 3 night-trip to Staffordshire & Alton Towers.

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Summer Outings

We delivered summer trips, the funding allowed us to take our members away for 6 day trips throughout the summer holidays.

This is a difficult time for parents and families who are isolated and living in poverty and looking after a child with additional support needs.

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Junior Summer Camp

We provided an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre.

The camp was very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp

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We provided a 2 week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for children with complex support needs.

There was one tailored week for older and one for younger pupils. An activity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their high level care needs.

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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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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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Stanmore Playscheme was delivered in school holidays at Stanmore House School. It offered safe, appropriate play, sporting, expressive arts and outdoor activities for young people with severe additional support needs.

The playscheme is organised by a voluntary committee and run by paid trained staff.

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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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