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Summer 2014 HIBABS provided 3 trips for 18 children who have severe and complex autism coupled with learning disabilities, for the children & carers.

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Supporting people with disabilities & mental health issues to discover their artistic expression & achieve their potential. ‘Create’ supports children & young people aged 5-28 who find it difficult to access mainstream arts provision due to disability.

Our Friends & Family Fun Programme provides meaningful, accessible arts activities for children & young people with a disability & their families

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Project provided group work and one to one support to 15 young people from ages 19 to 21 year old from the BME community living in Glasgow City.

Where 15 carers got 3705 hrs break from their caring responsibilities as well as supported to prepare for SDS over the course of the project.

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The Holiday Scheme provides disadvantaged children and their families with a holiday they need by giving a week long holiday at 1 of our 6 static caravans, enabling youth activity breaks and by offering host family holidays across Scotland.

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We provide a befriending 1:1 support service to children & young people aged between 7-18 years with ASN throughout Shetland. Volunteers are recruited from the community & train to become befrienders.

Volunteers are matched to a young person & they meet on a weekly or fortnightly basis for a few hours at a time and engage in positive & purposeful activities whilst their carer has a break.

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Glenrothes Strollers Superstars

We deliver football themed sessions to young people with additional support needs.  These vary from coaching sessions/matches/tournaments to football related social activities.

Varying in time and frequency these offer parents and carers different respite options. Building on the success of the Strollers Superstars, we are working across the Scottish FA East Region to create new opportunities.

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Children & Young People's Service

We provided 1:1 and group befriending for children and young people with learning disabilities living in the Scottish Borders.

This improved their quality of life and gave their family carers the chance to enjoy a life outside of their caring role.  The service was delivered entirely by volunteers.

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SOAR SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLUB

SOAR Holiday clubs provided independent social activity groups for young people of school age with significant/multiple support needs in Easter Ross.

The clubs provided young people with independent opportunities to meet up with peers, whilst also providing their carers with regular planned periods of respite throughout the school holidays.

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The project offered a school holiday club over the spring and summer school breaks providing activities for young people who, have multiple support needs including severe/complex learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorder and attend East Park School

A menu of activities was offered to each young person based on his/her expressed preferences.

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Our Dundee Activity Club runs five times a week for children with multiple support needs, the age range is from 1 to 19 years.

We offer various indoor and outdoor activities such as baking, sensory and messy play, arts and crafts and generally having fun.

The children have fun and develop friendships. This enables their parents and carers to enjoying a break from their caring role.

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