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Glee, Wee Glee and Film Clubs

SupERkids provided activities including drama, dance, music and film in East Renfrewshire, where kids with multiple support needs can develop self confidence, express themselves and have fun.

The clubs allow the kids to have independent fun while their carers and siblings have a break from caring.

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We provided short breaks in the form of a holiday playscheme for young people with disabilities (aged 5-20) and their families (carers and siblings) in the South West of Glasgow.

This also took the form of outings that provide fun and stimulation whilst allowing carers to have a break from routine.

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We provided needs led short break opportunities for children and young people with complex additional support needs and their parent/ carers and siblings.

The project supported families to access new opportunities and experiences to improve their confidence and reduce stress.

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Ability Shetland delivered a Holiday Club for children and young people with disabilities and additional support needs in the Shetland Islands.

The Holiday Club offered a fun packed programme of recreational, educational and social activities for six weeks of the year, during the school holidays.

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Aberlour Options Adventures

The Options Adventures service delivered both residential and day adventures in Scotland and the North of England. Adventure trips were tailored specifically to accommodate young people affected by disability and complex health needs.

The service gives parents/carers respite from their caring role

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The Charlie House Activities programme delivered regular activities to benefit babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions and complex disabilities, their parent carers and siblings, in North-east Scotland.

We support them to maintain their caring role and improve their well-being.

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Family Residential Weekend – Fife

In April 2019 we held a residential camp, to support disadvantaged children who are living with a chronic illness: either Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis, which is inhibiting their quality of life. Some parents and siblings also participated. The camp was located at Tulliallan Castle in Fife.

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Friday and Saturday Fun

We provided family sessions and activities in our Centre and provided opportunities for family activities out in our community on a Friday afternoon and Saturday for children with disabilities in Midlothian.

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SHIP Holiday Club Respite

SHIP delivered holiday club activities in Perth for young people (0-18years) with complex support needs, which enabled parents/carers and siblings to take a break from their caring roles. The groups ran for 1 week in April, 6 weeks in Summer and 1 week April from 8.30 – 5.30pm.

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TOFFEE Club 5 hour Play Activity Sessions took place at St Mungo’s Academy, Gallowgate, during school holiday periods and Home Activity Play Sessions for children with multiple support needs which also provided respite for their parents/carers.

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