Short Break Stories

List all reports

Home / Glasgow City
Social & Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People & their Families

We worked with St Roch’s After School Club to provide a wide variety of fun & stimulating activities and opportunities for our deaf young people, from all over the West of Scotland and beyond.

They met and mixed with an age appropriate peer group while their carers enjoyed a break from their caring roles. This helped alleviate the isolation and loneliness they experience in a hearing world, builds confidence & self esteem, fosters life long friendships and helps our young people to see their deafness in a more positive light.

West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society provides social and emotional support to deaf children, young people and their families. For many of our families the clubs provide 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.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
| | | | | | | | | | | | |
The Sensory Experience

We provided one hour fully personalised sessions in our state-of-the-art multi-sensory room for young people with disabilities and their carers. This was followed by tea/coffee and cake after the session. Carers had the choice to stay or how they wanted to spend their time.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
| | | | | | | | | | | | | |
Admissions to Transitions

We provided individual and intensive support for children and young people with disabilities and require one to one support. We also ran a residential break for those most in need.

In additions we provided a transition worker and some sessional hours with a youth group one evening per week, and a parent/carer group in partnership with the South East Carers Centre was offered once every four weeks for all parents/carers of young people with additional support needs.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2016-17

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
Down's Syndrome Scotland Creative Breaks Grant Programme 2015-16

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
Time to Live for Mental Health Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness living in Scotland.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
Respite Services for Parents/Carers/Siblings

We provided TOFFEE Club activity based play sessions for children with multiple support needs.

This service allowed parents/carers time to themselves to de-stress, look after their own health, or spend quality time and focus on their other children and family members.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
Carer Support Project

We provided opportunities for Mental Health Carers including those from hardly reached communities to participate in ” Me Time” health and well being sessions, learning activities and social outings.

Sessions included pampering, self-management, crafts,computing, cooking and dancing focusing on fun time out from caring.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
Family Weekend

We provided individuals who are affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta living in Scotland the opportunity to attend our Family Conference, by covering the travel and accommodation costs for them and their families/carers. The event was held in Reading in August 2016.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
| |
Short Breaks for people with Dementia & their Carers

We provided grants directly to carers who care for people living with dementia to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |