We hosted a Family Camp in Scotland for families of children with a serious life-limiting illness/disability. Camp was based at Tulliallan Police College, Fife from 26th – 28th April 2019 inclusive, (3 days, 2 nights).
Camp provided respite and fun for carers and children alike.
We provided two breaks for groups of children with cancer and leukaemia and their families, one to Haggerston Castle Family Caravan Park and another to Hilton Coylumbridge near Aviemore.
This allowed them to relax and have fun as a family but also to meet others in the same situation as them.
We provided activities, trips and overnight stays for young people with disabilities.
Upward Mobility’s Short Break Service (originally named Outward Mobility) has been running for the past 4 years.
We delivered Yard’s Youth Clubs, which are three respite clubs that occur on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
The clubs are specifically for disabled teenagers to make friends, have fun and gain self confidence, whilst providing their carers with a break once a week for 48 weeks of the year.
We provided an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre.
The camp was very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp
We delivered Star Youth Club and supported disabled young people aged 10-18 years, and who live in East Lothian to access safe and stimulating social opportunities.
The youth club prevents social isolation by offering regular opportunities for young people to meet up with their peers and explore their community.
We delivered East Lothian Saturday Adventure Team, we gave children and young people with autism a safe place to make friends, play games, be active and explore new places.
On every other Saturday the team gets together in Haddington for a fun day while their families can do other things without worrying about them.
We hosted a Family Camp for Scotland families which was based at Tulliallan Police College Fife from 18th – 20th May 2018 inclusive, (3 days, 2 nights).
The camp was designed to cater for families of children with a serious, life limiting illness/disability which 16 families (67 individuals) attended.
Callum’s Caravan provided short breaks in a fully accessible caravan at Haggerstone Castle, a holiday village near Berwick upon Tweed, for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families/carers.
MECOPP organised a programme of short breaks for carers, and those they care for, from the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland.
These culturally appropriate breaks promoted positive wellbeing, reduced isolation and increased knowledge about carer services in local communities.