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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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We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child who has Down’s Syndrome and who live with them.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child or adult with learning disabilities.

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To support the continuation of an annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Largs National Sports Centre in July 2014.

Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite.

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The project offered a school holiday club over the spring and summer school breaks providing activities for young people who, have multiple support needs including severe/complex learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorder and attend East Park School

A menu of activities was offered to each young person based on his/her expressed preferences.

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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 increased members and managed to reduce our waiting list for young adults who have varying learning difficulties into our Yellow Teapot Young Adults Group.

We have benefited from recruiting a part time office co-ordinator to handle increased admin duties relating to the expansion the club.

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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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Outward Mobility short breaks pilot

Our Outward Mobility Project piloted a short break service with an initial 15 adults with learning disabilities from Edinburgh and the Lothians. We aim to broaden our students’ experience, enabling them to access tailored activities engaging with nature and the outdoors. Through this service we also aim to provide a valuable window of respite for their carers.

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