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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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Opportunity PLUS/ Play and Chat

Opportunity PLUS – a short break for parents/carers of 3-5 year old children with disabilities through the provision of a weekly play session for their child, with appropriate staff support.

Play and Chat – a parent and toddler group for ‘bump – 5’ facilitating opportunities for parents to develop peer support and friendships.

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We provided a range of fun, rewarding and stimulating group outings/activities for children and young people with additional support needs and their families and carers during the school holidays.

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

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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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Home and Away

To date we have delivered respite services to 2 young people and 3 carers, a 5 week arts club and an 8 week photography club.

Young people have gone out for dinner, gone to the pantomime, visited local fetes, had walks along the beach, massage/girly pampering sessions, visited local parks, taken lots of photographs, made lots of art works and held an exhibition.

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