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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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A programme of residential short breaks for groups of young adults with a diagnosis of autism who do not access short break services as part of their regular support.

Primary elements of the residential short breaks we offered were to provide essential respite to parents/carers as well as giving the opportunity to participants to engage in new activities and learn new skills in a new environment.

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We increased members and managed to reduce our waiting list for young adults who have varying learning difficulties into our Yellow Teapot Young Adults Group.

We have benefited from recruiting a part time office co-ordinator to handle increased admin duties relating to the expansion the club.

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No Limits Kielder Holiday 2014

We are a multi- sportsclub for children and young people in the east central Scotland area and we specialise in providing sporting and social opportunities. we also organise weekend activity breaks and week long activity holidays.

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Outward Mobility short breaks pilot

Our Outward Mobility Project piloted a short break service with an initial 15 adults with learning disabilities from Edinburgh and the Lothians. We aim to broaden our students’ experience, enabling them to access tailored activities engaging with nature and the outdoors. Through this service we also aim to provide a valuable window of respite for their carers.

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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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We provided, facilitated and supported the delivery of sibling support group work programmes to children living in a family with a sibling who has a disability..

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in West Lothian.

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We provided grants directly to carers who provide care and support to people with serious mental health problems and mental illness

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We provide weekend residential short breaks for carers called Stepping Out. The breaks are organised with activities, therapies, learning something new, outings, events and lots of social opportunities to bring carers together. Carers are free to join in with all the activities on offer or to take time out as they please.

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