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We provided fun weekly activities for 11-21 year old children and young people with Epilepsy and additional support needs and 2 residential weekend breaks. Allowing carers additional support so that they could have a break.


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We offered 1-1 respite for children and young people aged under 21 years with disabilities and their families

Families were allocated hours with a specialist carer to use at times that suited them allowing the child or young person to engage in activities they enjoy and the families to pursue their own activities.

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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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Aberlour Options Adventures

Aberlour Options Adventures provided residential and day adventures to young people who have learning disabilities and severe and complex needs.

The service give parents/carers respite and the opportunity to relax or spend quality time with siblings.

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Family Experience Take 3

Bright Sparks provided families and carers the unique opportunity to experience supported breaks away, which due to their children’s disabilities would not always be possible.

These breaks are fully organised and facilitated by parent volunteers.

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The Learning Journeys Project provided residential breaks for children and young people with ADHD in Ardeonaig and Dalguise and a theatre trip to Dundee Rep.

We provided respite family breaks in Coylumbridge. All of the outings provided respite, fun and challenges for families with ADHD.

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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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Children & Young People's Befriending Project

83 children and young people with complex needs in the Scottish Borders enjoyed 1:1 and group friendships with peer-age volunteers while their families had a break.

They took part in social & leisure activities, particularly focusing on arts projects, and some groups went on overnight trips.

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Apna After School Club

Project provided group activity for 13 children and young people from ages 5 to 18 with multiple disabilities and from BME communities.

The activities were designed to be stimulating and fun to improve the health and wellbeing . There carers received break from their caring role.

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Branch Out

Branch Out Project provided a programme of outdoor activities for young people with autism approaching school leaving age that builds resilience through increased confidence and self-esteem.

The Outdoor pursuits helped the young people gain skills in team working that aims equip them for life after school.

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"The services are great for me it makes me feel better in myself and gives me something to look forward to every week. I couldn't do without it I would be a prisoner in my own home."

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