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Children and families

Young people with additional support needs - leisure and recreation

Information about the social, leisure and friendship opportunities for children and young people who have additional support needs.

What is Available?

The Inclusive Support Service provides a range of social, leisure and friendship opportunities for children and young people who have additional support needs. We try to ensure that the service meets the individual needs and interests of each child and that we provide personal support and or care which is sensitive and encourages inclusion in mainstream activities.

There are three distinct parts to the service:

  • The Holiday Programme
    Runs for 6 weeks during spring, summer and autumn school breaks and provides a variety of supported social and leisure opportunities.
  • Inclusive Support in the Community
    The service runs all year providing support to children and young people who want to access mainstream services, such as clubs or activities, or who want to meet up with friendship or interest groups out with school.
  • Sports Clubs
    Run twice weekly offering supported sports activities.  These sessions are run in partnership with sports/football development staff.

Who can get help or who can get the service?

The Inclusive Support services are available to children and young people aged 5 - 18 years who have additional support needs and live within the East Renfrewshire Council area.

How does a person access the service?

Parents can directly apply for a place on the holiday programme through their allocated social worker or by contacting the Inclusive Support Team.

Parents can access the sports clubs through their allocated social worker or directly by contacting the Inclusive Support Team.

Inclusive Support in the Community can only be accessed through your allocated social worker.

How much does it cost?

There is currently no charge for the Sports Club or the Inclusive Support in the Community service.

The Holiday Programme costs £4.40 per hour - with a maximum daily charge of £20.

All charges are subject to review and you can call the Inclusive Support Team for up to date information on charges.

Can a person get help with the cost?

You can get help with the costs of the Holiday Programme if you are on a very low income or on benefits. A financial assessment will be offered which will determine what, if any, charges are made.


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