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Dance and Movement Group

We provided weekly creative dance and movement sessions for young people with multiple support needs, whilst their parents or carers have time to themselves or to spend with other family members and friends.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Moray

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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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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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Cornerstone’s Big Kids Club will provide carers with short breaks throughout the school holidays by operating holiday clubs for young people with multiple support needs.

These clubs will run for a total of five weeks throughout the year and will provide young people with the opportunity to take part in fun activities and socialize with their peers, while the carer has a break.

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Scotland Family Camp

We ran a weekend Family Camp for children with serious and life limiting illnesses, their parents or carers and siblings.

The camp catered for families from across Scotland and provided the whole family with a much needed respite from the pressures of daily life.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Moray and to independent activity providers in Moray to develop their services to be more accessible to people with an array of additional support needs.

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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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Quarriers aided 4 Moray activity providers to widen the range of short breaks and develop services for an array of additional support needs. Carers and their Cared-for took part in the pilot, with other creative break options including trips, tickets and equipment through Time to Live funding.

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Home and Away

To date we have delivered respite services to 2 young people and 3 carers, a 5 week arts club and an 8 week photography club.

Young people have gone out for dinner, gone to the pantomime, visited local fetes, had walks along the beach, massage/girly pampering sessions, visited local parks, taken lots of photographs, made lots of art works and held an exhibition.

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