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Active Breaks

Four weekend residentials for young people with ASN and disabilities in an activity centre giving them experiences not normally available and giving carers respite.

Once monthly catch ups where carers and the young people are invited to meet for an informal catch up with youth workers.

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Glasgow Youth Work

Glasgow Youth Work is a place for young people to have fun, make friends and meet others with epilepsy. Carers receive emotional and practical support, weekly respite and regular breathing space from their caring role.

There are also two-weekend residentials each year that everyone looks forward to.

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Creative Dance Residency Camp: Weekend Trip

Better Breaks funding supported a weekend trip to Inverness for our disabled youth dance company members, a three day daily dance residency during the October break and four one full day events performing and attending various festivals.

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The project offered creative & stimulating activities to children with disabilities/complex needs and carers. The programme of events helped children to develop communication, motor-skills & imagination through sensory play.Carers had a break from their role and made new friends with their peers

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Autism Support Project (ASP)

The Autism Support Project (ASP) enables children and young people to meet, interact and take part in activities with other young people with Autism. They build relationships, make friends, get to feel accepted and develop coping skills and life skills.

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Superhero Stories

Superhero Stories at RIG Arts is a creative project designed for Autistic youth to meet in a safe, nurturing environment to express themselves, meet new people & have fun. It provides valuable structure & respite for carers & participants, nurtures peer relationships, increases skills, confidence & wellbeing.

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The project was a weekend residential trip at Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre in Argyll for families affected by childhood epilepsies.

Children and young people with epilepsy and their family carers had opportunities to try challenging activities, mainly outdoors, in a supportive setting.

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ANGELS Teen TRANSITIONS Group

ANGELS supports disabled Lanarkshire teenagers to be safe, resilient & better equipped to reach their potential while giving their carers regular respite. Social exclusion is overcome through weekly group befriending. We build trusting relationships; improving confidence, well-being & social skills.

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SDS Junior Summer Camp

Our Summer camp supported an all-inclusive multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp.

The camp was four days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite, directly through time away at camp and long-term through increased participation.

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Fun with Friends

Through this project we delivered twelve outings for families of children and young people with additional support needs. Whole families took part, including siblings and parents/carers. The outings were to a variety of fun destinations creating fun times and building friendships.

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"The relaxation session at the end of the presentations was really good and gave me some good techniques to reduce stress at home."

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