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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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We have provided playscheme’s for children with Additional Support Needs and their siblings aged from 3-16 in Ellon, Banff and Inverurie during Easter,Summer and October holidays as well as taking children to a Xmas Panto.

We have also organised afterschool groups during school term in Ellon and Inverurie on a weekly basis.

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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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Kincardine & Deeside Befriending has been operating a befriending scheme for older people in a rural part of South West Aberdeenshire since 1997.

With money from the Short Breaks Fund we provided a befriending service to 26 carers of older people, which enabled them to take regular short respite breaks while their loved ones enjoyed the companionship of their volunteer befriender.

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We provided grants directly to carers who provide care and support to people with serious mental health problems and mental illness

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Scotland and are caring for someone with a diagnosis of dementia.

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The Forget-Me-Not Club exists to support people with Dementia, their Carer & family. Within the organisation there is an opportunity to provide needs-led short break respite for people with Dementia to provide a break for Carers knowing their loved ones are in an acceptable and safe environment.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Aberdeenshire and are aged 18years and over and have a caring role as a parent, partner, relative or friend. These carers provide care to people who have a huge variety of health conditions such as Dementia, Parkinsons, M.S. and cancers as well as those who care for adults with Additional Support Needs and the frail and elderly.

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