We provided group outings for children and young people with additional support needs and their families across Falkirk and Clackmannanshire during the school summer holidays, Christmas holidays and Spring holiday time.
We enhanced and created footballing and social opportunities for young people and adults with multiple additional support needs from Tayside & Fife.
We engaged with over 280 individuals by creating and developing self-sustainable disability football teams to provided respite for their carers in the Scottish FA East Region.
We provided 7 weeks of holiday playscheme, 8 Saturday sessions and 2 Saturday Christmas respite sessions for children and young people with additional support needs living in Perth and Kinross.
This allowed carers time to themselves and the opportunity for the children and young people to develop skills.
We ran a youth club for children with additional support needs for 1.5 hours per week during term time in Aberfeldy.
This allowed carers some respite.
We provided a playscheme 3 days per week during the Spring, Summer and October school breaks, and some special themed days for children and young people with additional support needs. Parents/carers enjoy their respite while their youngsters enjoy themselves in a safe environment.
Now in our 20th year Stanmore Playscheme provides appropriate fun and safe activities for youngsters who have additional support needs. It is administered by a small group of volunteers and staffed by experienced personnel during holiday breaks.
We provided monthly social group for young people with support needs living in the Falkirk area, and twice a year we provide weekend activity camps full of fun and adventure. This provided regular respite support for families
We tried to provide a variety of activities to suit all needs and abilities whilst trying out new things too.
We provided breaks through a person-centred approach, supporting over 30 disabled children and families to access the activities of their choice, including individual and group activities.
We built on local connections and strengths to increase access to resources.
We provided a monthly peer support group for parent carers. The group has given parents the opportunity to meet for peer support, to chat and share experiences, and develop friendships.
We also provided wellness and relaxation opportunities to parent carers and organised a weekend family group trip.
We provided a 1 week activity break for 11-14 year olds and two residential weekends for 15-18 year olds who are blind or partially sighted help promote their independence and allow respite for carers.
We also provided a family residential weekend in Dumfries & Galloway offering peers support and a break for the normal routine.
Partners in Play delivered a yearly programme of activities which revolved around the theme ‘Movement and Motion’ for young people with additional support needs. The carers of these young people were then able to enjoy time out from their respective caring roles.
We worked in partnership with Glasgow Clyde college and Auchengillan Outdoor Centre, who provided the base for an exciting and innovative experience for young people between 10 and 18 years with a range of additional support needs.