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Disability Shetland Holiday Club

We provided a holiday club which runs for 6 weeks during school holidays. This club provided educational, cultural and recreational activities for children and young people with disabilities and additional support needs.

It helped to assist their personal development and enable their parents to experience respite for the duration of the club.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Shetland and are providing a substantial amount of care for an adult.

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We provided a befriending service to support children and young people aged between 7 to 18 years who have Additional Support Needs to access mainstream provision on a weekly/fortnightly basis whilst giving the main carer a regular break.

We provided a group to support young sibling carers where they have an opportunity to be away from their caring roles. This has the additional benefit of providing respite time for parents as the group was run alongside the Disability Shetland Club.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Shetland

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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 provide a befriending 1:1 support service to children & young people aged between 7-18 years with ASN throughout Shetland. Volunteers are recruited from the community & train to become befrienders.

Volunteers are matched to a young person & they meet on a weekly or fortnightly basis for a few hours at a time and engage in positive & purposeful activities whilst their carer has a break.

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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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Me Time for Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who live in Shetland.

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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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Home and Away

To date we have delivered respite services to 2 young people and 3 carers, a 5 week arts club and an 8 week photography club.

Young people have gone out for dinner, gone to the pantomime, visited local fetes, had walks along the beach, massage/girly pampering sessions, visited local parks, taken lots of photographs, made lots of art works and held an exhibition.

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