We delivered creative activities for carers and cared for people in Tayside, these included relaxation, movement, social cafes, crafts and workshops, digital cultural activities, private guided tours in museums and cultural organisations.
Respire: To breath. To recover hope, courage or strength after a time of difficulty.
During the summer holidays 38 young carers living in a family impacted by Huntington’s disease took a break from their caring responsibilities by attending an activity day. Young carers took part in a programme of activities including archery, kayaking, paddle boarding and bowling.
Nature buddies provided 8-16 year olds with disabilities in Dundee an opportunity to explore nature through play, encouraging an appetite for the outdoors. These groups were able to provide essential respite for families and the children gained new experiences, friendships, skills and memories.
Team United provided sports summer camps for children and young people with disabilities in 3 locations during the school holidays in Spring 2020 and Summer 2020.
The activities ran in partnership with local community clubs and offered the same opportunities to all.
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.
We provided 261 activity clubs for deaf children via Zoom; 4 face-to-face at St Roch’s After-School Club and a cinema trip bringing deaf young people together, enjoying time with their peers alleviating the isolation & loneliness experienced whilst giving their carers the opportunity to have a break
We delivered a day-long online Camp in the Cloud family camp on Saturday 30th August which served 11 children living with serious illness, and 27 of their family members from Scotland. We brought fun, respite and connection to families at a time of crisis.
Our Project developed new para-football sessions within grassroots clubs in the east of Scotland to give the opportunity for young people with disabilities to take part in regular physical activity benefiting their health, improve social skill and create friendships.
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.