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Weekly Creative Movement Classes and One Dance Residency

Indepen-dance received funding to support 5 x 1 hour weekly creative movement classes for children and young people with a learning disability over a period of 40 weeks and one 5 day creative dance residency for young people with a learning disability, providing a break for the parents and carers.

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East Lothian Saturday Adventure Team

We delivered East Lothian Saturday Adventure Team, we gave children and young people with autism a safe place to make friends, play games, be active and explore new places.

On every other Saturday the team gets together in Haddington for a fun day while their families can do other things without worrying about them.

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SHIP Holiday Club

We delivered holiday clubs for young people with complex support needs, the young people took part in a range of supported activities.

SHIP supports young people (0-18 years) with complex support needs in Perth and Kinross to access leisure and recreational activities within their community, whilst providing parents, carers and siblings with much needed respite.

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We provided 1-1 respite for children and young people aged under 21 and their families. Families were allocated hours with a specialist carer to use at times that suited them allowing the child or young person to engage in activities they enjoy and the families to pursue their own activities.

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Family Caravan Holidays Project

We helped families enjoy holiday short breaks at one of our caravans at Wemyss Bay Caravan Park.

Glasgow Children’s Holiday Scheme is a registered charity that each year provides holidays for more than 500 disadvantaged and disabled children and their families primarily through holidays at our holiday caravans.

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The Container - Spaces on Trips for the Most Vulnerable

We provided residential short breaks for young people with disabilities, and who live in some of the most disadvantaged communities in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.

Places on these residential and day trips across Scotland, enabled he young people to get outdoors, develop their confidence, life skills, benefiting both them and their carer.

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We provided a care attendant to accompany the young people with additional support needs on an activity of their choice.

The aim of the project was to develop their social skills, independence and confidence while having some fun too and also provide respite for the families.

 

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RIG Arts provided dedicated comic book style creative workshops for young people on the autistic spectrum.

The project helped to increase wellbeing and nurture peer relationships by bringing people with similar experiences and interests together in a safe environment.

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We worked with grassroots clubs in the East of Scotland region to develop Para football sessions, allowing young people with various complex disabilities to engage in physical activity.

These sessions encouraged the young people to make friendships, improve social skills and their health. Carers benefited from regular structured respite.

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Glee, Wee Glee and Film Clubs

SupERkids provided drama, music and dance groups in East Renfrewshire, where young people with multiple support needs developed self-confidence, expressed themselves and made friends.

The clubs allowed young people to have independent fun while their parents and siblings had a break from caring.

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