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

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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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A programme of residential short breaks for groups of young adults with a diagnosis of autism who do not access short break services as part of their regular support.

Primary elements of the residential short breaks we offered were to provide essential respite to parents/carers as well as giving the opportunity to participants to engage in new activities and learn new skills in a new environment.

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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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Outward Mobility short breaks pilot

Our Outward Mobility Project piloted a short break service with an initial 15 adults with learning disabilities from Edinburgh and the Lothians. We aim to broaden our students’ experience, enabling them to access tailored activities engaging with nature and the outdoors. Through this service we also aim to provide a valuable window of respite for their carers.

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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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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 provide weekend residential short breaks for carers called Stepping Out. The breaks are organised with activities, therapies, learning something new, outings, events and lots of social opportunities to bring carers together. Carers are free to join in with all the activities on offer or to take time out as they please.

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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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Better Breaks for CCLASP Families

Every year we organise special breaks for our families. The children and young people we support have cancer or leukaemia – a long term or incurable disease. Many of our families are on low incomes because they are carers and have had to give up paid employment.

We have been able to offer new and additional holidays to the families who come to us for support. Holidays have included to Torquay in Devon and Donnas Dreamhouse in Blackpool.

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