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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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Peer Mentor Support Project

We facilitated peer support activities for young people with learning disabilities. Each week young people have participated in activities they have chosen, supported by our peer mentor volunteers, enabling their parents/carers to enjoy respite, knowing the young people are safe and happy.

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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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We offered various short break opportunities to carers of young people under 18 years living in Shetland.

The short breaks included,  a sibling group (plus activities in the school holidays), family days, parent support group (with opportunities for rural parents to meet) and a group for children with social communication difficulties.

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Autism Outreach Services

We provided weekly group activities for children on the autism spectrum living in Blairgowrie, Aberfeldy, Pitlochry and Crieff.

The groups offered social opportunities to children and young people who would otherwise be unable to attend autism specific support in Perth.

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Parent and Toddler Group

We provided a Parent and Toddler Group for parents and their children with disabilities which takes place at our premises in the East End of Glasgow.

They meet weekly for 2 hours in a safe, fun environment giving parents and children the opportunity to be with others in a similar situation.

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We developed provision of a 1 week family holiday for a maximum of 25 families with children and young people aged 5-18 years with a very wide range of complex physical and learning difficulties together with their families in a fully equipped residential caravan with at the Berwick Holiday Centre.

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Short Breaks 2017-2018

We provided short breaks for children & young people (aged 5 – 20 years) with substantial support needs, services of 6 hour breaks and overnight breaks of up to 48 hours.

The project provided leisure, recreational and socialisation opportunities for our young people and a much needed break for carers.

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FFAB Service (Fun with Friends & Activity Breaks)

Fun With Friends provided a weekly social group and summer catch-up sessions for young people with disabilities aged 12-19. Activity Breaks provided sessions over the summer break for children with disabilities aged 4-12 years. Young people had fun whilst providing respite for parents/carers.

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Holiday Fun 2

Our Project Holiday Fun provided 166 parent carers 54 young carers and 153 children with disabilities a range of outings to Edinburgh Zoo, Inveraray, Blair Drummond Safari Park, Transport Museum and Dynamic Earth,  and a pantomime.

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