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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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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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The Barnardos Dundee Family Support Team is a community based support service for children and young people in the age range 0-18yrs who have significant learning disabilities and live in Dundee.

We have promoted and run residential short breaks since 1986 .  In 2014/15 with the support of Better Breaks we ran two short break residential weekends .

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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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Our Dundee Activity Club runs five times a week for children with multiple support needs, the age range is from 1 to 19 years.

We offer various indoor and outdoor activities such as baking, sensory and messy play, arts and crafts and generally having fun.

The children have fun and develop friendships. This enables their parents and carers to enjoying a break from their caring role.

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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 care for an adult who has Down’s syndrome who lives with them.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Dundee

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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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