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We provide home based support & respite for families with children with disabilities living within Edinburgh.

Staff & volunteers are matched with children and deliver regular sessions of respite, engaging children in appropriate play activity, encouraging and enabling them to access activities in their local community. Parents / carers can use their respite time to do something for themselves

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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 youth clubs for 40 young people aged 12-18 with additional support needs.

The weekly clubs each ran for 2.5 hours every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and had the dual benefit of providing a much needed social and development opportunity for the young people attending, whilst giving their parents and family a much needed break and time to themselves.

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Provision of flexible short breaks for children with additional needs and their families, in partnership with Edinburgh Leisure (EL) and Lothian Autistic Society (LAS).

Breaks were provided through:  specialist leisure provision in small groups (with Edinburgh Leisure) and individual befriending or social activities (with LAS).

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No Limits Kielder Holiday 2014

We are a multi- sportsclub for children and young people in the east central Scotland area and we specialise in providing sporting and social opportunities. we also organise weekend activity breaks and week long activity holidays.

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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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We provide a weekly social club for up to 17 young adults each week with a range of disabilities living in Edinburgh. The Club provides a chance to meet up with friends, try out new activities and basically have fun on a Saturday night whilst providing a chance for their parents/carers to have time for themselves.

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Social Clubs for young adults with challenging behaviour

To provide a weekly social club for isolated young adults with additional support needs and challenging behaviour between the ages of 20 and 30 so they can socialise and take part in monthly outings. The social club runs for 50 weeks of the year on Wednesday nights from 6 to 9pm. Club night also provides vital time off for the parent(s) of the young people who all live at home and many of their parent(s) may not be so young themselves or may have their own health issues.

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LifeCare - Time Out for Carers Aspirations and Needs

We provided carers of people with dementia, long-term conditions, and disabilities in Edinburgh with a total of 500 hours of replacement care over a year to enable them to plan and take time for themselves away from their caring role to do the things that were most important to them.

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