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Children and Young People’s Learning Disabilities Befriending Project

Our project provided 1:1 and group befriending for 80 children and young people with learning disabilities in the Scottish Borders.

Members formed friendships and did activities with mainly school-age volunteers. Carers had short breaks knowing their children were enjoying themselves with friends.

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The Families Programme

The Families Programme provided events/activities throughout the year, designed to offer short break and respite opportunities to families living in Angus, who are supporting a child(ren) with an additional or complex need.

These events are specifically planned for the whole family to attend.

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Junior & Senior Clubs & Activities for Children and Young People up to18 Years

Include Me 2 Club delivered increased activities for Cared-for children with disabilities and additional support needs, 3 x weekly clubs, 18 x Pop Up Street Play Events, and 15 x Outings.

Our programme helped improve the wellbeing, resilience, and quality of life of both children with disabilities/additional support needs and their Carers

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Epilepsy Scotland Glasgow Youth Project aimed to deliver the young club to support young people with epilepsy to take part in fun, challenging activities, make friends and enable them and their carers to access wellbeing services and meet others going through similar experiences.

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East Region Para Football & Respite Development

Our Project developed new para-football sessions within grassroots clubs in the east of Scotland to give the opportunity for young people with disabilities to take part in regular physical activity benefiting their health, improve social skill and create friendships.

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Inclusive Events for Families Raising a Child with Autism in Edinburgh

Our project was aimed at children with autism and their families who live in Edinburgh. We provided a range of activities for children such as soft play sessions, fun days and a separate programme of respite opportunities for parents including coffee mornings, quiz nights and social events

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Family Breaks Project

Inverclyde Carers Centre Family Breaks Project aimed to provide 100 family outings for Carers of Children in Inverclyde, and to employ a Carer Support Assistant for 6 months, to identify, plan and publicise the benefits these breaks and others brought.

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We delivered a specialised children’s 2020 school holiday activity programme for children with a learning disability and complex needs.
The project provided children aged 4 to 18 with a fun and inclusive programme of activity throughout school holidays whilst providing carers with a break.

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Peer Mentor Support Project

We facilitated peer support activities for young people with disabilities. Each week young people with disabilities were broken up in to small groups and participated in activities that they chose.

They were supported throughout the activity by our peer support volunteers whilst their carers had a break.

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Disability Respite Holiday Programme

We provided disabled young people from Glasgow and their carers with a week long respite holiday at Craig Tara in Ayr.

The families were also provided with transport, entertainment passes, discount cards and a free food hamper. We also secured funding to create a sensory caravan.

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"These breaks are the best thing that can happen to caring families. The time away is just perfect to relax and escape just for a while"

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