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We delivered Activ8 a weekly multi-sport session for children and young people aged 7-17 with physical and learning disabilities. The sessions, which run on Saturday mornings at Gracemount Leisure Centre in Edinburgh, give participants the chance to have fun getting active and give carers some respite.

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Holiday Club Respite

SHIP Holiday club supported young people (5-18yrs) with additional support needs, sensory & physical disabilities & their families. The clubs promoted social inclusion and life skills for the children while giving families get a well-needed break.

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BANG Additional Support Needs family Summer Camp Project and Branching Out Youth Group. Delivered a week additional support needs family Summer/ October Camp in Scottish Borders using a family wrap around approach, launched a new parent carer emotional health and well being walks, created ‘Autism and me’ youth film.

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Charlie House Activities Programme

Charlie House’s activities programme is made up of free, fully-accessible, inclusive activities for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in North East Scotland and their families. The activities programme is designed our activities co-ordinators in consultation with the families.

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Short Breaks

Our short breaks project supported children with autism aged 4 to 16 years who live in Edinburgh: it involved online Circle Time activities, summer holiday club, weekly play sessions and monthly soft play sessions when these were permitted by national and local Covid restrictions.

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We delivered inclusive school holiday activities for children with disabilities and complex support needs. The fun group sessions, throughout 2021, provided recreational opportunities in our centre in Aberdeenshire which is an environment tailored to the behavioural and sensory needs of participants.

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Mini Denners

​Mini Denners provided regular bespoke creative sessions for children under 5 at Jaks Den and online allowing them the chance to play and socialise reducing the loneliness and isolation of a cancer journey, enabling fun once more, whilst allowing carers the time and space to be themselves and relax.

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Support For All

Our project was Support For All (2). The project was a continuation of a project we delivered successfully in 2020. Providing activities for children in Midlothian with disabilities. The project also provided Bright Sparks families with a short break and family activities.

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Ardentinny Adventure Weekends

The project took children and young people with epilepsy (YPE), their siblings and parent/carers on two weekend residential breaks in Sept and Oct 2021 to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre (AOEC). These trips gave them opportunities to take part in fun, challenging activities.

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Youth Camp 2021

Our residential camp in Aberfoyle was for young people who are deaf or affected by deafness. They engaged in a series of fun outdoor activities which built independence, confidence, created a peer network to address isolation and encouraged them to develop a positive deaf identity.

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