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We delivered the PAMIS ‘My Time’ Fun & Friendship Club enabled young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their families/carers to access leisure opportunities to help meet some of their health and well-being outcomes, whilst offering a whole family experience.

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Short Breaks for Children with Additional Support Needs and their Families

We provided short break activity opportunities for children with additional support needs and their families across Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.

The project supports families to have new and fun experiences together, building relationships and providing a break from the stress of caring.

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We provided activities, trips and overnight stays for young people with disabilities.

Upward Mobility’s Short Break Service (originally named Outward Mobility) has been running for the past 4 years.

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Better Breaks Falkirk

We provided monthly youth groups in the Falkirk area for young people with disabilities allowing parents/carers to have a regular break.

We also delivered two activity camps at outdoor education centres in Aviemore and Edinburgh were young people took part in a range of adventurous outdoor activities.

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We delivered a range of regular short break activities for children with autism and their parents who stay in Edinburgh.

These included monthly soft play sessions for children, family fun events such as a Ceilidh, parties and dining experiences, and coffee mornings for mum’s and nights out for dads.

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Social and Emotional Support for Deaf Children and their Families

Our project provided opportunities to bring our deaf young people together through a series of activities and events.

These events were mostly held at Deaf Connections and the Adelphi Centre with other activities held in a variety of other locations. St Roch’s After School Club enjoyed a 3 night-trip to Staffordshire & Alton Towers.

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The Yard Youth Clubs

We delivered Yard’s Youth Clubs, which are three respite clubs that occur on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

The clubs are specifically for disabled teenagers to make friends, have fun and gain self confidence, whilst providing their carers with a break once a week for 48 weeks of the year.

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The project delivered fun, friendship and new opportunities for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) across Tayside.

It provided training opportunities for activity and leisure staff and supported community inclusion in an attempt to reduce existing barriers to inclusion.

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Summer Outings

We delivered summer trips, the funding allowed us to take our members away for 6 day trips throughout the summer holidays.

This is a difficult time for parents and families who are isolated and living in poverty and looking after a child with additional support needs.

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Junior Summer Camp

We provided an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre.

The camp was very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp

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