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C U Thru Dundee & Angus offers support to young people with complex and enduing mental health difficulties, and support for their parents/carers.

C U Thru is able to support young people and their parents/carers to identify activities and opportunities that they would like to explore and actively take part in.

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We organise special breaks for our families. The children and young people we support within these families have cancer or leukaemia, a long term or incurable disease.

CCLASP support over 500 families in Scotland and the provision of special breaks is dependant on funding.

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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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Kinship Carers- Home-Start Dundee

We provided twice weekly group sessions to Kinship Carers and their pre-school children in Dundee providing them with the opportunity to share ideas and advice with other Kinship Carers whilst children were looked after in our crèche.

We also provided information sessions by professionals on relevant issues. Kinship Carers were also offered buddying and mentoring support through a home-visiting volunteer.

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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 grants directly to carers who live in Dundee

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