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.
This year, the Schools Out Project provided rite of passage adventures through weekly activities for 60 young people with learning disabilities in Fife and Cumbernauld enabling their parents/carers to enjoy time away from their caring role.
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 playscheme based at Stanmore House School 3 days per week for 7 weeks during the school during school break for young people with severe and complex additional support need.
Stanmore Playscheme has been operating for 19 years during school break, it is administered by a voluntary committee registered and inspected by care inspectorate. It provides appropriate play in a safe environment supervised by trained staff, also offering parents/carers welcome respite.
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.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for someone living with dementia. The break or activity must help to decrease carer stress, increase carer wellbeing and help them sustain their caring role.
It is aimed that this is done without adverse effect on the person that they care for and mostly an alternative to traditional respite.
We improved the mental health and wellbeing of dementia carers and their loved ones by delivering regular, planned respite breaks at home.
The project developed a successful pilot to increase capacity in the community to support dementia carers through support and information to sustain their caring relationships at home