The Animar project ran three Saturdays a month for young people aged 12 to 18 years old with additional support needs. The activities are planned by the young people, who plan, risk assess and organise themselves with help and guidance from their key workers.
We provided a 1 week activity break for 11-14 year olds and two residential weekends for 15-18 year old with vision impairment to promote their independence and allow respite for parents/carers. We provided family days across the country offering peer support and a break from the normal routine.
We provided grants directly to carers who support those affected by mental illness living in Scotland.
We provided grants directly to carers who are living in the Renfrewshire.
We provided grants directly to carers who are caring for person(s) living with dementia living in Scotland.
Being a national organisation we offer the same opportunity all applicants no matter their geographical location, giving them a break from their caring role.
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.
We provided a summer activity programme for 18 children and young people with cerebral palsy and related conditions.
The physically active and challenging programme, led by therapists, provided a variety of fun activities to promote functional postural and mobility skills through participation in sports and arts, thereby enabling the children and young people’s parents/carers to get a break and/or spend time with their siblings.
We provided music sessions to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire. Each child attended for five consecutive days for 45 minutes to one hour while parents/guardians had time to themselves.
At the end of each week the children took part in a sharing session to which families and friends were invited.
The Cafe Holiday Clubs operated over the 9 weeks school holidays for 5-days per week, 2-weeks Spring, 6-weeks Summer and 1-week October.
We offered disabled children and young people FUN, exciting and challenging activities, supporting and extending their development through play, crafts, dance, drama and sport.
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.