We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness, living in Scotland.
MECOPP provided ‘group’ residential short breaks to Minority Ethnic carers resident in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
This enabled them to have a break from their usual caring responsibilities. Participants were given the choice of attending either with or without the person they care for.
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.
We organised a small programme of Short Breaks (Family Days and Residentials) for Carers and those being Cared For, from the Gypsy/Traveller Community.
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 grants directly to carers who live in Edinburgh, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.
We provided a 4-day group summer activity programme for up to 30 children and young people with cerebral palsy and related conditions.
This physically active and challenging programme, led by therapists, aimed to provide fun activities to help improve the children and young people’s functional postural and mobility skills, enabling their parents/carers to get a break and/or spend time with siblings.
We provided a weekly group for young female, BME carers living within City of Edinburgh.
The aim of the project was to access ‘hard-to-reach’ carers from BME communities and give the girls a space to share their experience both as carers and as teenage girls who often feel different from their peers and socially isolated.
Milan provided a fortnightly Carer Support Group for carers of older people. Carers meet in a calm environment where they had some quality time for themselves outwith their pressurising roles and had the opportunity to meet others in the same situation.
We organised a week long activity holiday to Calvert Trust in Kielder for children and young people with disabilities and additional support needs and their parents/carers. They took part in a programme of activities.
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