The Saturday Adventure Team provided opportunities for autistic children to get together in a safe and supported environment to have fun, make friends, explore and expand their horizons.
The regular six hour sessions give parents and carers valuable time to do other things at the weekend.
Disabled children and young people use their imagination to create their own musical theatre, developing skills, building confidence, making friends and having fun through the mediums of music, dance and drama.
Nature Explorers programme provided fun outdoor opportunities for families with children and young people with disabilities during school holidays.
Parents/carers get a break whilst children enjoy accessible, sensory based activities at a range of outdoor countryside/heritage sites.
We delivered after consulting with the young carers, 5 to 11 years old, about what would be their ‘Dream Break’ a visit to London and go to Legoland, Harry Potter World and take an open top bus trip round the City.
We provided a 5-day summer camp in Aviemore for 50 young people, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s Disease.
The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as practical sessions on coping with being a young carer in a Huntington’s Disease family.
We ran a young carers camp in Scotland for the siblings of children who suffer from a serious illness/disability. The camp, which took place at Strathallan School in Perth from 7th – 13th July, gave young carers respite from their caring role and time to grow in self-confidence and make new friends.
Gig Buddies enabled adults with a learning disability to get out to gigs and events they love by paring them with a volunteer who shares the same interests.
We also run regular social events for our members to expand their social networks and discover events in their local area.
The project involved taking groups of carers to rural and remote rural parts of Scotland to take part in supported residential breaks. Activities such as Astronomy, Chemistry, Tours, Art Workshops, Village Hall Cinema Nights, Singing, Music and Ceilidhs were available over the course of the breaks.
Milan provided a quality break for carers/ex carers from South Asian communities in Edinburgh and The Lothians who care for older people, giving them opportunities of therapeutic/educational sessions which is otherwise not possible due to their demanding and stressful roles.
The Outward Mobility project provided breaks for young people with learning disabilities across Edinburgh and The Lothians.
These short breaks included day trips and trips away from home, to facilities such as Center Parcs. These afforded valuable respite breaks to carers and the people that they care for.