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Social & Emotional Support to Deaf Children and their Families

West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society provides social and emotional support to deaf children and their families.

Better breaks funding enabled us to offer many opportunities for our young people to meet and mix with an age appropriate peer group at our Saturday Sign Activity Club, a youth group and in partnership with St Roch’s Secondary School an after school club.

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Renfrewshire Carers Centre facilitated a Respite Voucher Scheme for Carers.  This was based on an assessment of needs to purchase suitable Respite from Carer Inspectorate Providers who had agreed to be part of the Respite Voucher Scheme.

This provided additional flexible respite services that enabled Carers to directly access personalised respite most suitable to their family needs.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child or adult with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and live in Scotland.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child who has Down’s Syndrome and who live with them.

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We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child or adult with learning disabilities.

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We ran a two week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for 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.

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Trust Rugby has developed Tri Tours working with players aged 15-21, by taking groups on day and overnight trips to learn rugby and interact with peers to develop social skills allowing individuals to achieve their goals, build confidence and empower individuals.

This will also give parents and carers the opportunity to relax knowing that the person is in a safe environment.

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Supporting people with disabilities & mental health issues to discover their artistic expression & achieve their potential. ‘Create’ supports children & young people aged 5-28 who find it difficult to access mainstream arts provision due to disability.

Our Friends & Family Fun Programme provides meaningful, accessible arts activities for children & young people with a disability & their families

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The Holiday Scheme provides disadvantaged children and their families with a holiday they need by giving a week long holiday at 1 of our 6 static caravans, enabling youth activity breaks and by offering host family holidays across Scotland.

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RNIB Activate

RNIB Activate delivered a programme of activities for children and young people living with sight loss and their families across Scotland.

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