We provided an exciting multi-activity themed programme for 110 children and young people who have a range of complex needs, this providing invaluable respite for families.
Themes ranged from Weird Science, Music Live, Fab Food, Academy Awards, Art Attack,Wild Camping, Bushcraft and Superheroes.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.
We organised a social gardening group for carers of adults aged 16+ with Autism. The aim was to enable communication with others in a similar situation.
The increased communication would, hopefully reduce loneliness and social isolation and also increase confidence and development skills to help the young people feel empowered.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in East Lothian to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.
We provided short breaks for groups of autistic adults who do not access short break services as part of their regular support.
The breaks provided respite for families and opportunities to learn skills in a new setting, thereby improving a range of quality of life outcomes and reducing parent/carer anxiety.
We provided activities for young adults with complex learning and communication disabilities and autism.
The programme offered opportunities to participate in activities that will continue to the development of life skills, experience new social settings and new life experiences encouraging personal development and growth towards independence.
We provided a weekend family conference for 40 families affected by Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus.
Families enjoyed a weekend break at Crieff Hydro and were able to meet other families in a similar position and enjoy talks from healthcare and medical professionals.
We provided a Mission Discovery and Adventure Week for 24 deaf children and young people aged 8-15 and 12 were aged 16-18. This took place at Blairvadach on 1-5 August 2016.
We provided a 4-day group summer activity programme for up to 30 children and young people with cerebral palsy and related conditions.
This physically active and challenging programme, led by therapists, aimed to provide fun activities to help improve the children and young people’s functional postural and mobility skills, enabling their parents/carers to get a break and/or spend time with siblings.
Milan provided a fortnightly Carer Support Group for carers of older people. Carers meet in a calm environment where they had some quality time for themselves outwith their pressurising roles and had the opportunity to meet others in the same situation.