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Our organisation provided respite breaks to children and young people with additional and complex needs from the Aberdeenshire area.

These breaks provided valuable and some times essential respite breaks to families allowing them to continue their caring role.

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Positive Connections

We provided monthly family support groups for families with children affected by Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in 3 localities across Scotland.

We provided fully accessible play and support for the children whilst parents/carers had a break from their caring role and time to get together with others with shared experiences.

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RNIB Activate Project provided a combination of 2 Family Fun Days, 2 Residential Activity Breaks ‘Stepping Out’ for 11-13 years and ‘Promoting Independence’ for 14-18 years

We provided family weekend breaks to develop confidence and personal independence for blind/partially sighted children and young people while supporting parent/carers and providing a respite break for the whole family.

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NDCS Better Breaks for Deaf Young People & their Families

We provided a weekend for families with deaf children aged 2-4 years with information sessions included education & technology.  We also provided a My Future weekend for deaf young people aged 16-20 years to meet, explore options for the future, & find out about support available when moving on in education/employment.

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Charlie House Saturday Club - Kielder Activity Break

We provided a residential activity short break to The Calvert Trust at Kielder Forest Park for 28 children with complex needs and their families from across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

The break enabled the children, siblings and parent carers to have fun trying new activities together and meet other families in a similar situation.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live across Aberdeenshire.

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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 care for an adult who have serious mental health problems and mental illness.

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We organised 2 carer breaks for people caring for a brain injured person and 2 outings for carers and cared-for.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for someone living with dementia. The break or activity must help to decrease carer stress, increase carer wellbeing and help them sustain their caring role.

It is aimed that this is done without adverse effect on the person that they care for and mostly an alternative to traditional respite.

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