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Schools Out

The Schools Out Project provided an activity programme led by the interests of children and young people with learning disabilities and multiple support needs in North Lanarkshire and Fife.

These sessions provided the children and young people with fun and friendship with peers utilising community resources whilst parents and carers benefited from a regular break from their caring role.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2016-17

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

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Short Breaks Fund

We provided grants directly to carers who live in Fife, to plan and pay for a short break for their choice.

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Cambo Activity Days

We provided activity sessions for adults with a disability, two half day sessions per week. Activities are centred around creative learning projects with the option for ‘volunteering’ style sessions in the gardens and woods for those who are able.

Carers can also take part in the sessions or have time to themselves.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2015-16

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

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Time to Live for Mental Health Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness living in Scotland.

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Care to Talk

We provided a weekend family conference for 40 families affected by Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus.

Families enjoyed a weekend break at Crieff Hydro and were able to meet other families in a similar position and enjoy talks from healthcare and medical professionals.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness, living in Scotland.

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The Recreation Program

Options in Life ran social activities and skills development programme for isolated young adults with learning disabilities living in Fife.

The programme ran 2 full days each week, plus an extra half day most weeks, and regular evenings. Up to 15 adults with learning disabilities were accommodated on each outing.

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SHAYP Summer Camp 2016

We provided a5-day summer camp for 35 young carers, aged 8-25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s disease.

The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as one-to-one and group sessions with Scottish Huntington’s Association Specialist Youth Advisors, on the issues surrounding Huntington’s disease and being a young carer.

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"As a family we were at breaking point...this break brought us all closer together and enabled us to have fun as a family and enjoy different surroundings. I can't thank you enough...for making this happen for us."

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