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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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Fabb Flipside

Fabb Flipside project worked in partnership with 3 local authorities working with families of disabled children who have no access to respite or short breaks. We piloted a highly subsidised progressive programme for 20 families (78 participants) who have children with complex needs.

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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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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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Positive Connections

We provided monthly peer support groups for children & young people with Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus aged 0-18 years, as well as their carers and siblings, in Glasgow and Peterhead.

Children participated in activities aimed specifically at their needs while carers enjoyed a break from their caring routine.

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