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We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Orkney Islands.

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Teens Plus Youth Club

Orkney Teens Plus Youth Club is a youth club that provides young people between the age of 13 and 20 years with additional support needs and the opportunity to enjoy various crafts and activities whilst interacting socially with one another.

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Saturday Club Activities Kielder Activity Break

We provided an Activity Short Break for families and employed an Activities Coordinator to organise the Monthly Saturday Club and support our families during the short break.

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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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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Orkney, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

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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 live in the Orkney Islands to access a two night trip to the Scottish Mainland.

If they were unable to leave the island they had the option of an alternative therapy, club membership or any other break that matched our guidelines.

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In the school summer holidays we provided an opportunity for children, with additional needs, to attend a summer play scheme to meet up with their peers and have some fun. The scheme ran for three days a week for four week. The children were able to take part in various indoor activities as well as benefiting from outdoor pursuits. Families benefited from the respite break.

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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 live in the Orkney Islands who are doing a significant amount of caring.

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