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The Dundee Activity Club provides support to children and young people with multiple support needs which enables the child or young person to participate in fun activities with their peers in a safe environment. This enables their parents or carers to enjoy a break away from their caring role.

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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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MND Scotland Time to Live Grants

We provided grants directly to carers who look after someone with Motor Neurone Disease.

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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 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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We provided carers in Angus with a choice of activities to help them get some time away from caring. The voucher scheme allowed carers with identified health & well being needs to select a therapist of their choice (from a list of registered therapists) at a time and location of their choice.

The crafty carers group and the carers gardening group provided a weekly social group for adults to meet up and spend a bit of focused relaxation time whilst pursuing a hobby.

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Taymara R&R

We provide boat trips on the Tay for Carers and the people they Care For, including the opportunity to learn boating skills, enjoy an unconventional respite break.

In the case of Carers, or share with their charges inspirational experiences such as viewing dolphins at close quarters.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Fund

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

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