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We provided monthly family support groups for families with children affected by Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in 3 localities across Scotland.

We provided fully accessible play and support for the children whilst parents/carers had a break from their caring role and time to get together with others with shared experiences.

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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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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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Outward Mobility - Pathfinding Phase

Outward Mobility is a short trips project that offers breaks for adults with learning disabilities. Part of the aim of the project is to provide respite for the young people as well as their family and carers.

Upward Mobiliy strive to offer new opportunities, increase independence and new experiences during our trips.

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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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Basecamp 2

Basecamp 2 builds on our popular model, offering children and young people an innovative new pathway to success. The project prepares children and young people for transitions to take part in new activities and gain valuable life skills.

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The Family Experience

We provided a weekend break for carers in Moness, 2 Spa weekends for carers a weekend break to Alton Towers for the carers and their family and a theatre trip in Edinburgh for parent/carers.

Bright Sparks Play Groups is a charitable organization which provides various groups and social activities for children with complex additional needs and their families in Midlothian. We support children from birth to 25 years.

We currently provide pre-school play groups, out of school, holiday and lunch and play clubs. We offer a safe stimulating environment so children can feel comfortable and inspired.

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Midlothian Young Carers provided opportunties for young people to experience, groupwork, activities, individual support and residentials.

The young people were supported to increase their self esteem, self confidence coupled with physical, social activities that helped build resilience enabling them to be better equipped to address the difficulties in their lives.

In partnership with other organisations and agencies the staff group were able to support the Young Carers.

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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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PASDA Social Group

We provided a monthly social activity service for parents, partners and family carers of adults on the autism spectrum.

Our Pasda Social Group provided carers with the opportunity to meet other carers on trips out, enjoy meals together, and take part in a variety of leisure activities.

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