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The Family Experience Take 2

Bright Sparks Playgroup offers families and carers the unique opportunity to experience supported breaks away, which due to their children’s disabilities would not always be possible.

These breaks are fully organised and facilitated by parent volunteers.

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

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Cambo Activity Days

We provided activity sessions for adults with a disability, two half day sessions per week. Activities are centred around creative learning projects with the option for ‘volunteering’ style sessions in the gardens and woods for those who are able.

Carers can also take part in the sessions or have time to themselves.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Renfrewshire and care for someone over the age of 21 years, to plan and pay for a break of their choice.

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We provided an exciting multi-activity themed programme for 110 children and young people who have a range of complex needs,  this providing invaluable respite for families.

Themes ranged from Weird Science, Music Live, Fab Food, Academy Awards, Art Attack,Wild Camping, Bushcraft and Superheroes.

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Whitehill Court Evening Care Service

We provided an evening support service enabling people living with dementia in East Dunbartonshire the opportunity to go out in their local community and enjoy an evening meal and participate in activities that are meaningful to them. This also gives much needed respite to their carers and families.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.

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

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

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

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