We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness living in Scotland.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for people living with dementia to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness, living in Scotland.
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.
To support the continuation of a fully managed, all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan-disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained through increased activity.
Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment.
We provided a 2 week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for 14 children with complex support needs.
One tailored week for older and one for younger pupils. An activity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their high level care needs.
Indepen-dance provided a 6 day creative dance residency for our Adult Performance Company who have learning disabilities.
It was hosted in the Zinc Arts Centre, Essex, the UK’s first fully accessible and residential arts centre complete with theatre space. Enabling their parents/carers to have a break.
Trust Rugby International provided Rugby Tours working with 50 youth players aged 15 – 21 years. We did this by taking groups on day and overnight trips to learn rugby and interact with peers to help develop social skills, to allow individuals to achieve their goals and build confidence.
This also gave parents and carers the opportunity to relax knowing that the person was in a safe environment.
We provided a wide variety of fun & stimulating activities and opportunities for our deaf young people from all over the West of Scotland, to meet and mix with an age appropriate peer group while their carers enjoyed a break from their caring roles.
For many of our families the clubs provided the only social activity and meaningful peer interaction that the children and young people have, and the only break their carers are able to actually relax and benefit from.
West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society provides social and emotional support to deaf children, young people and their families this alleviates the isolation and loneliness they experience in a hearing world. Helps build their confidence, foster lifelong friendships, builds self esteem and helps them to see their deafness in a more positive light.