During the summer holidays 38 young carers living in a family impacted by Huntington’s disease took a break from their caring responsibilities by attending an activity day. Young carers took part in a programme of activities including archery, kayaking, paddle boarding and bowling.
Under lockdown all activities had to stop. In November 2020 and December 2020 were we able to open for limited activities, which were stopped by second lockdown. In brief period of being open we had 76 users and 72 carers. No Outreach visits were allowed under COVID rules.
We delivered 1:1 and small group work with 8 autistic young people not receiving Self Directed Support, continued to provide the DofE Award scheme, delivered two of our weekend camps included family members as well as their autistic children and we ran evening and day activity sessions in a variety of outdoor activities.
We provided short breaks for Carers, offering children and young people (aged 20 & under) with substantial special needs regular, planned breaks.
This allowed SNAP to provide leisure, recreational and socialisation opportunities for young people and provide valued respite to their parent carers.
We provided Short Breaks for adults aged 21 years plus who live in the Inverness area with substantial special needs. Activities provided opportunities for attendees to reduce social isolation, try new as well as favorite activities with support thereby giving their carers a well deserved break.
Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020 was a virtual camp experience for 48 young carers which took place Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th July 2020. This project brought the magic, connectivity and respite of camp to young carers in Scotland in the safety of their homes during lockdown.
We worked with a variety of festivals across Scotland to support them to be more inclusive of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).
As people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families can feel left out, on the margins of society. They identified that festivals were a great place to enjoy meaningful time together as a family. This project supported that vision and helped festivals to be more inclusive.
We provided the opportunity for 48 children with special needs to attend a variety of short breaks – Saturday outings and weekend (48 hr) and overnight stays (28 hr).
We worked with young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, providing outdoor activities for them across the Highlands. This include, 1:1 work, small group activities, weekend camps, 5 day camps, evening activities, he Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and a family camp.
The Highland Cycle Ability Centre provided a safe, secure, peaceful and traffic-free environment for disabled children and young people and their peers to enjoy cycling sessions.
There was also the addition of the new adventure track, this has encouraged everyone to explore their own independence and exposure to new things.