We provided activity sessions for adults with a disability, two half day sessions per week. Activities are centred around creative learning projects with the option for ‘volunteering’ style sessions in the gardens and woods for those who are able.
Carers can also take part in the sessions or have time to themselves.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult who has Down’s Syndrome and who lives with them.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness living in Scotland.
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 grants directly to carers who care for an adult with serious mental health problems or mental illness, living in Scotland.
Options in Life ran social activities and skills development programme for isolated young adults with learning disabilities living in Fife.
The programme ran 2 full days each week, plus an extra half day most weeks, and regular evenings. Up to 15 adults with learning disabilities were accommodated on each outing.
We provided a5-day summer camp for 35 young carers, 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 one-to-one and group sessions with Scottish Huntington’s Association Specialist Youth Advisors, on the issues surrounding Huntington’s disease and being a young carer.
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.
We delivered adaptive bike sessions for disabled communities across Scotland promoting all-inclusive cycling to young people with disabilities and additional support needs.
Bike buddies, support staff, trained staff and volunteers took part in, Cycling Scotland’s accredited Group Cycle Ride Leader in preparation for more sustainable services.