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Learning Disabilities Befriending Project

We provided 1:1 and group befriending for 62 children and young people with learning disabilities in the Scottish Borders, with respite for 108 carers. Members and volunteers enjoyed friendships & opportunities together and Carers had short breaks knowing their children were enjoying themselves.

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​​​​A school holiday club that provides specialist support, play and learning opportunities to young people with a disability, whilst providing short respite time to parents/carers. Young people are encouraged to participate, have fun and engage with peers whilst achieving their individual outcomes.

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​​A school holiday club that provides specialist support, play and learning opportunities to young people with a disability, whilst providing short break/respite time to parents/carers. Young people are encouraged to participate, have fun and engage with peers whilst achieving individual outcomes.

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Family Woodland Retreat

Quarriers delivered an Aberdeenshire Family Woodland Retreat to 6 young people with disabilities and 17 carers. This included a get-to-know-you event plus a 3-night residential enabling carers and those they care for to have fun, improve wellbeing and enjoy an active break in natural settings.

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GAME ON

Team United will offer sport & physical activity camps during school holiday and weekly periods for children and young people with disabilities in 4 locations during– Summer, Autumn and Spring. We will run these activities in the local community where young people live. – Fife, Angus, Midlothian

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Clasp provides regular respite to families by hosting reliable sports clubs, youth clubs, and respite days to children with learning disabiities, autism and complex care needs in and around the Cowal area of Argyll & Bute.

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VAS - Better Breaks - Shetland

Our Better Breaks project is part of our Carer Support Service delivering a shortbreak service in Shetland to both children and young people with disabilities and their carers. This is done through a range of targeted activities and groups which all aim to give time out.

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Summer Holiday Programme for Autistic Children and Young People

We delivered a full summer holiday programme for 99 individual autistic children and young people for 5 weeks in July/August 2022. Delivering 80 different activities offering a choice of fun, engaging options that included centre based activities and day trips.

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Flexible Family Support

Providing tailored 1:1 support to families living across Edinburgh who have one or more children with disabilities. We matched a worker with each child and together they engaged in fun activities on a weekly basis, usually at the weekends for 3 to 4 hours, enabling parents to enjoy regular respite.

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Celebrating  Scotland's Year of Stories

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their families and communities were fully involved in celebrating Scotland’s Year of Stories. Across Scotland in many different ways everyone celebrated Scotland’s stories. They made memories and everyone had fun.

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