Our Dundee Activity Club runs five times a week for children with multiple support needs, the age range is from 1 to 19 years.
We offer various indoor and outdoor activities such as baking, sensory and messy play, arts and crafts and generally having fun.
The children have fun and develop friendships. This enables their parents and carers to enjoying a break from their caring role.
RNIB Activate delivered a programme of activities for children and young people living with sight loss and their families across Scotland.
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 Dundee
We provided grants directly to carers who look after someone with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and to people with MND who have a carer who will also benefit. The project covers the whole of Scotland.
We provided grants directly to carers who provide care and support to people with serious mental health problems and mental illness
We provide weekend residential short breaks for carers called Stepping Out. The breaks are organised with activities, therapies, learning something new, outings, events and lots of social opportunities to bring carers together. Carers are free to join in with all the activities on offer or to take time out as they please.
Amina Carers Befriending project supports carers with short breaks opportunities to enjoy a life
outside of their caring role and to ensure that they are supported to sustain that caring role. We do
this by combination of face to face befriending and group activities for example lunch club, forest
walks, and visits weekly to the hydro pool.
To date we have delivered respite services to 2 young people and 3 carers, a 5 week arts club and an 8 week photography club.
Young people have gone out for dinner, gone to the pantomime, visited local fetes, had walks along the beach, massage/girly pampering sessions, visited local parks, taken lots of photographs, made lots of art works and held an exhibition.
We set up two local cycling hubs in each of the geographic areas at the venues identified following consultation with parents/carers,providers and young people, the third is progressing as planned.
We arranged school visits linking into the local cycling hub, targeting specific schools. We organised weekly after school cycling sessions, for example 24 weekly sessions have been organised as Open bike nights at the Fife hub and a 16 weekly programme at the Edinburgh hub. Organised 10 cycle out days and events engaging 260 young people.
Trained one Blazing Saddles’ volunteer as a professional Bike Mechanic (Velotech Gold Award) thus providing a full service and repair check of the bikes. Provided recognised Cycling Scotland Bike Leader Training but adapted the course to focus on leading disabled children on adapted bikes.
We worked with Scottish Disability Sport, Scottish Cycling and Cycling Scotland to identify and map mainstream cycling clubs who support cycling for disabled people.