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We organised 2 carer breaks for people caring for a brain injured person and 2 outings for carers and cared-for.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for someone living with dementia. The break or activity must help to decrease carer stress, increase carer wellbeing and help them sustain their caring role.

It is aimed that this is done without adverse effect on the person that they care for and mostly an alternative to traditional respite.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child or adult with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and live in Scotland.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child who has Down’s Syndrome and who live with them.

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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 14 children with complex needs and their families from across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

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

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Woodland Playscheme

To pilot a woodland play scheme for primary school-aged children with Higher Functioning ASD & their siblings – providing rich play opportunities for the children and respite for their carers.

The purpose of the project was to discover a way of providing a high quality service for children for whom existing services are unsuitable.

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RNIB Activate

RNIB Activate delivered a programme of activities for children and young people living with sight loss and their families across Scotland.

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Scotland Family Camp

We ran a weekend Family Camp for children with serious and life limiting illnesses, their parents or carers and siblings.

The camp catered for families from across Scotland and provided the whole family with a much needed respite from the pressures of daily life.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s syndrome who lives with them.

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We provided grants directly to carers who look after someone with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and to people with MND who have a carer who will also benefit. The project covers the whole of Scotland.

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