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Storytelling - Autism Specific Sessions

We provided sensory storytelling and creative arts activities for young people with autism at our centre in Pollok, Glasgow. In addition, we provided a space for parents and carers to relax and build relationships with each other.

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We provided carers of children/young people with additional support needs across Edinburgh support to assist them to obtain an individualised flexible short break.

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We provided a flexible respite service tailored to meet the individual needs of each child and their family. Weekly 1:1 sessions, delivered both in the family home and out in the local community, were arranged and provided at a time which benefited the whole family.

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The 15-18 scheme ran during the Easter, Summer and October holidays providing activities to promote confidence, independence and developing life skills in young people with additional support needs while meeting respite needs of carers.

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My Time is a project that allowed children and young people with additional support needs respite time via access to specialised weekly dance movement therapy classes. In addition it offered their siblings access to pony club giving them an opportunity for respite.

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Social & Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People & their Families

Our project provided 86 opportunities (including joint activities) bringing our deaf young people together. Events were held at Deaf Connections, the Adelphi Centre, St Roch’s and latterly, our new Youth Group home, the Wolfson Centre with other activities being held in a variety of other venues.

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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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"Thoroughly enjoyed the total relaxation and the time spent away from home. Did me a power of good - I am now a Pampered person! - Thank you"

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