We delivered Scotland Young Carers and Health Challenge Camp for children aged 8-17 is a therapeutic recreation camp provides campers long term benefit and respite from their caring roles. Outcomes include increased self confidence & self belief, new coping strategies a network of peer support
Our FRIENDS+ Events project provided an accessible social experience for those who need additional support. We facilitated a range of unique and fun activities each month in various locations in Edinburgh. People who came to our events had an opportunity to socialise and try something new.
Care to Sing! is a singing group made up of 20 Carers all are registered with Carers of East Lothian and the choir is led by it’s musical director and facilitated by a volunteer. We meet weekly for 90 minutes of vocal warm ups, singing, harmonising, fun, laughter and support.
The project involved taking groups of carers to remote rural parts of Scotland to take part in a supported residential short break. Activities included Foraging, Astronomy, Art Workshops, Paddle-boarding, Shepherding, Singing and music, Island tours and exploring the area.
Our holiday provides an exciting week-long adventure for young people with complex needs who rarely have a chance for independence away from home. Our wide range of activities encourage them to try new things in a safe and happy environment whilst their families and carers have much needed respite.
Our project delivered leisure activities for children and young people aged 12-18 affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their parents/carers and siblings.
Support Workers will coordinate to overcome the accessibility and inclusion barriers to participation, and provide holistic family support.
Four weekend residentials for young people with ASN and disabilities in an activity centre giving them experiences not normally available and giving carers respite.
Once monthly catch ups where carers and the young people are invited to meet for an informal catch up with youth workers.
Our Summer camp supported an all-inclusive multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp.
The camp was four days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite, directly through time away at camp and long-term through increased participation.
Our Youth Clubs provide regular, weekly social opportunities for young teenagers, with a wide range of disabilities. The clubs offer a safe, fully supported space, where young people can enjoy spending time with their peers, trying new activities, unveiling new hobbies and enhancing existing ones.