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Blazing Saddles

FABB Scotland’s Cycling Project, Blazing Saddles, has changed lives in varied and positive ways from regions as far apart as Angus and West Lothian.

All of this has provided respite care for parents and carers. From trikes to tandems families are cycling out together and experiencing the outdoors in a way that is improving everyone’s health and well-being.

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We provided activities for disabled children and young people to participate in along with their parents and brothers and sisters.

Based on feedback from the parent carers we put together lots of fun activities for all the family in a range of locations throughout Angus. Activities included, hydrotherapy sessions for family time out together and multi sports sessions.

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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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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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Glenrothes Strollers Superstars

We deliver football themed sessions to young people with additional support needs.  These vary from coaching sessions/matches/tournaments to football related social activities.

Varying in time and frequency these offer parents and carers different respite options. Building on the success of the Strollers Superstars, we are working across the Scottish FA East Region to create new opportunities.

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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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We provided grants directly to carers who look after someone with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and to people with MND who have a carer who will also benefit. The project covers the whole of Scotland.

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We provided short breaks for young carers and adult carers facilitating group work programmes and social activities in various locations in Angus, and beyond for carers (and in some cases the cared for as well), who have not previously accessed our preventative programmes.

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We provided grants directly to carers who provide care and support to people with serious mental health problems and mental illness

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