We provided after school groups on a fortnightly basis for primary aged children and 12 years plus with additional support needs.
During the holiday periods we also operated play schemes for children aged 4-19 years old in three areas of Aberdeenshire who currently did not have services to offer families this support during holiday periods. Each area offered the children different activities due to the venue being used and the facilities available in each venue.
To provide Scottish children who have OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) to attend our Family Conference by covering the travel and accommodation costs for them and their families/carers. The event was held in Manchester in September 2015.
Our organisation provided respite breaks to children and young people with additional and complex needs from the Aberdeenshire area.
These breaks provided valuable and some times essential respite breaks to families allowing them to continue their caring role.
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.
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.
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.
We provided a residential activity short break to The Calvert Trust at Kielder Forest Park for 28 children with complex needs and their families from across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.
The break enabled the children, siblings and parent carers to have fun trying new activities together and meet other families in a similar situation.
We provided grants directly to carers who live across Aberdeenshire.
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.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who have serious mental health problems and mental illness.