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Additional Support Needs Saturday Service

Our project was to provide experiences for children with additional support needs on Saturdays. The project was to provide parents and carers with much needed respite.

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Disability Respite Programme

The Caravan Projects Disability Respite Holiday Programme provides young people people (under 20) with disabilities and their carers from the most deprived 15% datazones in Glasgow with access to week-long respite holiday at Craig Tara in Ayr .

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Glasgow Youth Work

Glasgow Youth Work improves the health and wellbeing of young people with epilepsy and their carers. It offers a safe engaging space for young people to meet others with epilepsy whilst carers receive respite. We offer free access to creative, fun, and challenging activities and residentials away.

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Options Adventures

Options Adventures is a service for children and young people, especially older teenagers, who are losing respite provision as the transition into Adult Services can take some time and funding is not always available for parent/carers for many months.

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SNAP Short Breaks 2021-22

SNAP aim to enhance the lives of young people with additional support needs through social experiences. We encourage the development of social skills and independence, offering an experience of fun in a creative, supportive environment whilst also providing opportunities for parents to have time off

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Play-Sense Play Group and School Holiday Project

Play-Sense is for parents/carers to get a break from their caring role whilst their children with disabilities develop communication and motor skills. During Covid restrictions some activities were delivered remotely via digital platforms to ensure on-going support, development and feeling connected.

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Oban, Lorn and Isles Parent Carers Time for Me

We provided short breaks opportunities for parent carers and their children, in the Oban, Lorn and Isles area. These took the form of fun, group outings for parent carers with their disabled children and other family members, and spa days for parent carers alone to get some ‘me time’.

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Short Breaks for children and young people with additional support needs, their carers and families.

Our project brought together families ,children and young people with complex additional support needs and their carers and siblings, from Falkirk and Clackmannanshire area for short break, days out and trips throughout school holidays, evenings and weekends.

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Saturday Adventure Team

The Saturday Adventure Team provides opportunities for autistic children to get together in a safe and supported environment to have fun, make friends, explore and expand their horizons. The regular six hour sessions give parents and carers valuable time to do other things at the weekend.

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Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) - Better Breaks Project

Our Better Breaks project is part of our Carer Support Service delivering a shortbreak service in Shetland to both children and young people with disabilities and their carers. This is done through a range of targeted activities and groups which all aim to give time out.

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