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Blind/Visually Impaired Football

The Rangers Charity Foundation provided the opportunity for young people with a Visual Impairment to take part in free football sessions in a fun and friendly environment whilst allowing their carers to enjoy a break from their normal routine.

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Get Up And Be With Friends

The Get Up And Go Youth Club delivered three short break activities for children and young people for disabilities, we visited Preston, Legoland and Edinburgh.

The Get Up And Go Youth Club supports young people, from across West Dunbartonshire, who have a wide range of Disabilities, ALSN and often complex underlying health issues. Participants engage in a range of social and educational activities and life enhancing breaks and holidays.

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Star Youth Club

We provided our Star Youth Club which is a specialised youth club provision for young people aged 10-18 years who live in East Lothian and who have a disability.

The club aims to reduce social isolation. Weekly youth clubs are run where the young people can enjoy age appropriate activities .

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Glasgow Children’s Holiday Scheme is a registered charity (SCIO) that each year provides holidays for more than 500 disadvantaged and disabled children and their families primarily through holidays at our 5 holiday caravans at Wemyss Bay Holiday Park.

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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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