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Short Breaks for Children and Young People with Additional Support Needs and their Families and Carers

We provided group outings for children and young people with additional support needs and their families in Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire during the school summer holidays, at Christmas time 2015 and in Spring 2016.

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We organise special breaks for our families. The children and young people we support within these families have cancer or leukaemia, a long term or incurable disease.

CCLASP support over 500 families in Scotland and the provision of special breaks is dependant on funding.

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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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Short Breaks for Adult Carers in Falkirk District & Clackmannanshire

We provided grants directly to carers who live in Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire.

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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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PLUS provided a bespoke respite service to families and carers with a disabled child living in Forth Valley area.

PLUS Short Breaks put parents and carers in the driving seat when it came to choosing where, when, how and by whom the respite breaks are provided.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child or adult with learning disabilities.

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