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We provided grants directly to carers who live in East Renfrewshire.

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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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Cosgrove Weekender

We provided tailored support to enable carers and adults with learning disabilities to enjoy a weekend respite break of their choice.

This provided the whole family with a break from the pressures of daily life and it supported them to reconnect with family, friends and partners.

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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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Calvert 2015

We had a 2 night activity break at Calvert Trust. Our young people enjoyed activities not normally available to them due to their disabilities.

Parent/carers who accompany them also had a chance to socialise knowing the young people are in a safe, secure environment and having fun.

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Social & Emotional Support to Deaf Children and their Families

West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society provides social and emotional support to deaf children and their families.

Better breaks funding enabled us to offer many opportunities for our young people to meet and mix with an age appropriate peer group at our Saturday Sign Activity Club, a youth group and in partnership with St Roch’s Secondary School an after school club.

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Cafe Holiday Club 2014

The Cafe Holiday Club provided fun, short break recreational activities for disabled children and young people, promoting social integration and healthy lives through play, sport, dance and drama in an environment of respect and the promotion of positive behaviours.

This gave parents and care providers the opportunity and the time, to enjoy a short break from their caring roles.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child or adult with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and live in Scotland.

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Calvert Kielder Trip

We organised a 2 night activity break for 13 young people and 13 parent/carers.  This trip enabled both young people and parent/carers to try new activities and meet other families

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