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We provided fun activities and outings during school holidays for children with disabilities, and their siblings and carers.

Carers and siblings were able to enjoy time in a stimulating environment with support from other parents or a total break from their caring role by providing respite to working/stressed parents enabling their children to be involved in community

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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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Able2sail Sailing season 2018

We took young people with disabilities and their families for a mixture of half day sails and full day sails on a modified yacht.

We also provide individualised programme for our Youth Forum leading to RYA qualifications. We work with an Additional Support Needs Schools to support delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition.

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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 weekly evening classes in woodwind music tuition and asthma management for Young Carers with Asthma living in Renfrewshire.

We offered opportunities for Young Carers with Asthma to manage their Asthma, pursue self development opportunities and overcome the isolation, whilst providing respite from their caring situation.

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Strictly Come Caring

Our group provided weekly dance sessions followed by a social gathering to reminiscence about all things dancing. Participants enjoy a professionally facilitated seated dance session (which includes the use of musical instruments and a sing-a-long), cuppa and good conversations with new friends.

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The Carers Choice Service offered carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring, through offering a Volunteer Befriender once a week to spend time with the person they are caring for.

Carers could choose to have some quality time to themselves, or access hospice services.

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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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Our project enabled young people living with Cystic Fibrosis to have one to one befriending support while their carer used the time to explore other activities whilst having a break from their carer role.

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