Our project increases inclusion for children with multiple disabilities especially complex physical disabilities and raises awareness in mainstream adventure provision about the needs to be inclusive.
Options Adventures is a national short breaks service enabling disabled children across Scotland to access mainstream adventures and experiences while their parents and carers enjoy a short break.
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.
We provided an Activity Short Break for families and employed an Activities Coordinator to organise the Monthly Saturday Club and support our families during the short break.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for people living with dementia to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.
To support the continuation of a fully managed, all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan-disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained through increased activity.
Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment.
We provided 2 Carer breaks, a trip to the theatre for 35 members, and a Christmas Event for 42 members. These events significantly benefited carers and cared for by reducing social isolation, increasing confidence and mental wellbeing.
It allowed them to enjoy well planned events with others whose lives have been similarly compromised by Brain Injury either as an Acquired Brain Injury sufferer or an unpaid/family carer.
We provided a 4-day group summer activity programme for up to 30 children and young people with cerebral palsy and related conditions.
This physically active and challenging programme, led by therapists, aimed to provide fun activities to help improve the children and young people’s functional postural and mobility skills, enabling their parents/carers to get a break and/or spend time with siblings.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in Aberdeen City, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.
We provided monthly family support groups for families with children affected by Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in 3 localities across Scotland.
We provided fully accessible play and support for the children whilst parents/carers had a break from their caring role and time to get together with others with shared experiences.