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We provided monthly family support groups, fortnightly playschemes, and monthly preschool groups for babies, children and young people in the West of Scotland affected by the lifelong disabilities of Spina bifida/Hydrocephalus, as well as their carers and siblings.

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A Programme of Weekly Creative Movement Classes

Indepen-dance delivered 5 x 1 hour weekly creative movement classes for disabled children and young people over a period of 40 weeks in Glasgow, East Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.

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Sunday Social

We delivered a monthly visual art workshop programme dedicated to working with children and young people with Down’s Syndrome aged 5-20 and their families and carers.

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The Cafe Holiday Club

The Cafe Holiday Club operates over the 9 week school holidays (5-days per week) 2wks Spring, 6wks Summer, 1wk October.

We promise to offer disabled children/young people FUN, exciting and challenging activities, supporting & extending their development via Free Play, Crafts, Dance, Drama & Sport

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ANGELS Transitions

We delivered befriending with support from community volunteers and build trusting relationships, improving confidence, health and wellbeing and social skills.

COVEY Befriending supports children and families in South Lanarkshire to become resilient, safe and better equipped to reach their potential.

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Super Hero Stories

Superhero Stories was a comic book style art class for young people on the Autistic Spectrum, based in Inverclyde.

The project provided respite for parents and carers, nurtured self esteem, skills and education,furthered aspirations and helped build peer relationships between participants.

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Learning Journeys 2 Project

Learning Journeys 2 built on our Learning Journeys Respite programme and continued to provide residential breaks for children/young people with ADHD in Nethybridge, Aviemore and Dalguise and a variety of exciting holiday activities.

We provided really successful respite family break in Liverpool.

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Better Breaks

We provided respite for up to 30 families with a child, or children with additional support needs. We did this by offering extended opportunities for social interaction through a regular monthly Saturday group and 2-weekend adventure camps throughout the year.

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Glee, Wee Glee and Film Clubs

SupERkids provided activities including drama, dance, music and film in East Renfrewshire, where kids with multiple support needs can develop self confidence, express themselves and have fun.

The clubs allow the kids to have independent fun while their carers and siblings have a break from caring.

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We provided short breaks in the form of a holiday playscheme for young people with disabilities (aged 5-20) and their families (carers and siblings) in the South West of Glasgow.

This also took the form of outings that provide fun and stimulation whilst allowing carers to have a break from routine.

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"As a family we were at breaking point...this break brought us all closer together and enabled us to have fun as a family and enjoy different surroundings. I can't thank you enough...for making this happen for us."

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