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We provided a 4-day group summer activity programme for up to 30 children and young people with cerebral palsy and related conditions.

This physically active and challenging programme, led by therapists, aimed to provide fun activities to help improve the children and young people’s functional postural and mobility skills, enabling their parents/carers to get a break and/or spend time with siblings.

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We provided regular networking and peer support opportunities for carers of children with additional needs.

The whole family could benefit through structured activities, parents could have a break together, or parents could leave their children and have a break themselves.

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The Highland Cycle Ability Centre provided a safe, tranquil, traffic-free environment for people of all abilities to cycle.

Individuals as well as groups of young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder utilised the facilities with staff members on hand to encourage, accompany and/or teach the young people as appropriate.

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Cornerstone’s Big Kids Club provided a range of outdoor activities for 30 young people with multiple support needs, enabling participation in fun and challenging activities with friends and peers for 6.5 hours per day during school holidays.

This allows time for quality breaks for families and carers so that they refreshed and better able to attend to their caring responsibilities.

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Dance and Movement Group

We provided weekly creative dance and movement sessions for young people with multiple support needs, whilst their parents or carers have time to themselves or to spend with other family members and friends.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Moray

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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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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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Cornerstone’s Big Kids Club will provide carers with short breaks throughout the school holidays by operating holiday clubs for young people with multiple support needs.

These clubs will run for a total of five weeks throughout the year and will provide young people with the opportunity to take part in fun activities and socialize with their peers, while the carer has a break.

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Scotland Family Camp

We ran a weekend Family Camp for children with serious and life limiting illnesses, their parents or carers and siblings.

The camp catered for families from across Scotland and provided the whole family with a much needed respite from the pressures of daily life.

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