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We provided a 1 week activity break for 11-14 year olds and two residential weekends for 15-18 year olds who are blind or partially sighted help promote their independence and allow respite for carers.

We also provided a family residential weekend in Dumfries & Galloway offering peers support and a break for the normal routine.

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We facilitated regular Saturday sessions for young people aged 14-18 years with a range of support needs who are socially isolated.

To promote confidence, life skills and social connections while enabling carers to have time for themselves, see friends and family including dedicated time with non-disabled children, and provide identified carer-specific support sessions.

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Family Days

During school holiday periods we provided Family Day activities for disabled children, young people and their families, which promotes access and inclusion to a range of local sport and leisure activities that they would not have otherwise be able to access.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2016-17

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

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2015-16

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

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Time to Live for Mental Health Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness living in Scotland.

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Family Weekend

We provided individuals who are affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta living in Scotland the opportunity to attend our Family Conference, by covering the travel and accommodation costs for them and their families/carers. The event was held in Reading in August 2016.

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Short Breaks for people with Dementia & their Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for people living with dementia to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness, living in Scotland.

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Scottish Disability Sport Junior Summer Camp

To support the continuation of a fully managed, all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan-disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained through increased activity.

Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment.

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