The programme created accessible resources for festivals and events to support and include people with profound and multiple learning disabilities(PMLD)and their families across geographical areas. It reduced isolation & loneliness and supported the caring role and provided increased opportunities.
Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020 was a virtual camp experience for 48 young carers which took place Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th July 2020. This project brought the magic, connectivity and respite of camp to young carers in Scotland in the safety of their homes during lockdown.
We worked with a variety of festivals across Scotland to support them to be more inclusive of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).
As people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families can feel left out, on the margins of society. They identified that festivals were a great place to enjoy meaningful time together as a family. This project supported that vision and helped festivals to be more inclusive.
The Options Adventures service delivered both residential and day adventures in Scotland and the North of England. Adventure trips were tailored specifically to accommodate young people affected by disability and complex health needs.
The service gives parents/carers respite from their caring role
We provided a varied calendar of activities during school holidays, for disabled young people and their families. All our events were planned in consultation with young people and their carers to develop new experiences. We focus on health and wellbeing activities, learning new skills.
We ran a young carers camp in Scotland for the siblings of children who suffer from a serious illness/disability. The camp, which took place at Strathallan School in Perth from 7th – 13th July, gave young carers respite from their caring role and time to grow in self-confidence and make new friends.
We provided Compassion for Carers a Mindful/Compassion Based Retreat based in Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway. It was made up of two Retreats (6 Carers in each group) delivered over 2 Weekends (Friday to Sunday).
We delivered a wide range of activities throughout the holiday times for your people with disabilities and their families.
Break Out Project provided a member-led, varied programme of activities during school holidays, with an increased focus on health and wellbeing activities and learning new skills .
Aberlour Options Adventures provided residential and day adventures to young people who have learning disabilities and severe and complex needs.
The service give parents/carers respite and the opportunity to relax or spend quality time with siblings.
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.