We provided short break activity opportunities for children with additional support needs and their families across Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.
The project supports families to have new and fun experiences together, building relationships and providing a break from the stress of caring.
We provided monthly youth groups in the Falkirk area for young people with disabilities allowing parents/carers to have a regular break.
We also delivered two activity camps at outdoor education centres in Aviemore and Edinburgh were young people took part in a range of adventurous outdoor activities.
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 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.
Our project provided social & emotional support to deaf children, young people & their families. Along with St Roch’s after school club, we provided a wide variety of fun & stimulating activities for deaf young people to socialise & have fun while their carers enjoyed a break from their caring role.
Our project enabled young people living with Cystic Fibrosis to have one to one befriending support while their carer used the time to explore other activities whilst having a break from their carer role.
We ran a pilot programme which delivered these activities in Falkirk, 57 Play and Chat Sessions, 49 Play and Youth Activities, 23 Opportunity PLUS Sessions, 11 1:1 Sessions and 3 Family Events.
We provided monthly youth groups for young people with a learning disability, the group were offered a programme of trips including, Dynamic Earth, Scottish Parliament, Stirling Castle, Linlithgow Canal, Scottish Rugby at Murrayfield, Transport Museum, Calendar House Estate and Muiravonside Country Park.
In addition to this we offered two activity camps a year at outdoor education centres in Aviemore and Edinburgh were young people took part in a range of adventurous outdoor activities .
We delivered 5 short breaks activity days for children with additional support needs and their families, these outing took place at Glasgow Science Centre, Christmas Pantomime’s and Dynamic Earth.
This enabled families to spend quality time together, building relationships and providing a break from the everyday stresses of caring.
We provided a 1 week activity break for 11-14 year olds and two residential weekends for 15-18 year old with vision impairment to promote their independence and allow respite for parents/carers. We provided family days across the country offering peer support and a break from the normal routine.