We provided grants directly to carers who care for someone living with dementia. The break or activity must help to decrease carer stress, increase carer wellbeing and help them sustain their caring role.
It is aimed that this is done without adverse effect on the person that they care for and mostly an alternative to traditional respite.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome who lives with them.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in Dumfries & Galloway.
We ran a weekend Family Camp for families of children with serious and life limiting illnesses and disabilities.
13 families attended our camp, comprising 45 individual campers, made up of the ill child(ren), siblings and parents and / or carers. The campers came from across Scotland to attend camp which took place at Tulliallan castle in Fife from 15th to 17th May 2015.
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.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child or adult with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and live in Scotland.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child who has Down’s Syndrome and who live with them.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child or adult with learning disabilities.
We provided Family Day Activities for children with disabilities and their families, promoting access to a range of local sport and leisure activities that they would not have otherwise had the confidence to access.
To support the continuation of an annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Largs National Sports Centre in July 2014.
Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite.