We provided 1-1 respite for children and young people aged under 21 and their families. Families were allocated hours with a specialist carer to use at times that suited them allowing the child or young person to engage in activities they enjoy and the families to pursue their own activities.
We provided a flexible service, delivered in the home & local community. Working 1:1 encouraging children to access/participate in activities & social events.
This in turn provided regular respite for parents/carers as the sessions were between 3 & 4 hours, tailored to maximise the benefit to the whole family.
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.
We provided a weekly group for young female, Black Minority Ethnic Carers living within City of Edinburgh. The aim of the project was to access ‘hard-to-reach’ carers from Black Minority Ethnic Communities and give the girls a space to share their experience both as carers and as teenage girls who feel different from their peers.
Our project delivered a range of short break opportunities for Chinese and South Asian carers. Five residential breaks (3 Chinese/2 South Asian) and 6 days trips (5 South Asian/1 Chinese) were provided in locations throughout Scotland with a focus on Scottish heritage, wildlife and landscape.
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.
The Stepping Out® Rural Breaks for Carers project delivered short residential breaks to carers in the remote rural locations of the Isle of Coll and the Isle of Lismore.
The project delivered a programme of activities and events to small groups of carers in these locations.
The Befriending Project offered carers living in Edinburgh who are caring for someone on an unpaid basis, the opportunity to get a quality break from their caring role on a friendly and informal basis.
We provided a 5-day summer camp for 50 young people from across Scotland, aged between 8 – 25 years old, living in a family impacted by Huntington’s Disease.
The camp gave young people the chance to grow in confidence and develop personally while getting support on issues relating to Huntington’s Disease and also being a young carer.
Broomhouse Young Carers Project aimed to improve the quality of life for young carers age 7-25 years in South West Edinburgh. We provide a range of support for Young Carers through group work/peer support and residential’s, giving opportunities for respite and head space away from their caring role.