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Short Breaks for people with Dementia & their Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for people living with dementia to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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Scottish Disability Sport Junior Summer Camp

To support the continuation of a fully managed, all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan-disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained through increased activity.

Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment.

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We provided 2 Carer breaks, a trip to the theatre for 35 members, and a Christmas Event for 42 members. These events significantly benefited carers and cared for by reducing social isolation, increasing confidence and mental wellbeing.

It allowed them to enjoy well planned events with others whose lives have been similarly compromised by Brain Injury either as an Acquired Brain Injury sufferer or an unpaid/family carer.

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We provided a 4-day group summer activity programme for up to 30 children and young people with cerebral palsy and related conditions.

This physically active and challenging programme, led by therapists, aimed to provide fun activities to help improve the children and young people’s functional postural and mobility skills, enabling their parents/carers to get a break and/or spend time with siblings.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Aberdeen City, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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Positive Connections

We provided monthly family support groups for families with children affected by Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in 3 localities across Scotland.

We provided fully accessible play and support for the children whilst parents/carers had a break from their caring role and time to get together with others with shared experiences.

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RNIB Activate Project provided a combination of 2 Family Fun Days, 2 Residential Activity Breaks ‘Stepping Out’ for 11-13 years and ‘Promoting Independence’ for 14-18 years

We provided family weekend breaks to develop confidence and personal independence for blind/partially sighted children and young people while supporting parent/carers and providing a respite break for the whole family.

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Charlie House Saturday Club - Kielder Activity Break

We provided a residential activity short break to The Calvert Trust at Kielder Forest Park for 28 children with complex needs and their families from across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

The break enabled the children, siblings and parent carers to have fun trying new activities together and meet other families in a similar situation.

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Our project enabled 5 Scottish adults who have OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta), to attend our Family Weekend Conference with their family carers and children if any.

The event was held in Manchester the weekend of 11th Sep 2015.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who have serious mental health problems and mental illness.

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