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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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A 5-day summer camp for 45 young people aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s disease.

The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as one-to-one and group sessions with Scottish Huntington’s Association Specialist Youth Advisors, on the issues surrounding Huntington’s disease and being a young carer.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Fund

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

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Scotland Family Camp 2015

We ran a weekend Family Camp for families of children with serious and life limiting illnesses and disabilities.

13 families attended our camp, comprising 45 individual campers, made up of the ill child(ren), siblings and parents and / or carers. The campers came from across Scotland to attend camp which took place at Tulliallan castle in Fife from 15th to 17th May 2015.

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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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To support the continuation of an annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Largs National Sports Centre in July 2014.

Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite.

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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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Family Weekend

Our project enabled 5 Scottish children, who have OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) , to attend our Family Weekend Conference, by covering the travel and accommodation costs for them and their family carers. The event was held in London in August 2014.

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