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The All Together project brought children and young people with additional needs together to take part in a range of themed activity days and short breaks to build skills, confidence and friendships and provide a break for parents and carers. The focus was on fun, friendship and learning.

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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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Animar

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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Residential experiences for young people, their families and carers

We delivered 3 residential adventure trips for young people with additional support needs and took place in the Aviemore, Glenmore area.

Each were for a duration of 3 nights and included the young people, their families and carers. We provided walking, exploring and leadership skills.

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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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Ozzy's One-Ups

We provided leisure activity groups for young people with a range of disabilities aged between 19-30 years.  The main aim of the project was to encourage and support the young adults with disabilities engage in activities to develop long-term habits to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Callums' Caravan - PAMIS Breaks

Callum’s Caravan provided short breaks in a fully accessible caravan at Haggerstone Castle, a holiday village near Berwick upon Tweed, for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families/carers.

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Time Out

Time Out provided regular friendship and support groups in Lanarkshire for young people who are affected by their siblings’ disability and who often take on a caring role.

Groups lasted two hours and took place in the local community for 8-15 year olds giving them time for themselves.

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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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We provided a 5-day summer camp for 50 young people from across Scotland, aged between 8 – 25 years old, living in a family impacted by Huntington’s Disease.

The camp gave young people the chance to grow in confidence and develop personally while getting support on issues relating to Huntington’s Disease and  also being a young carer.

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