We delivered a creative dance residency for a group of disabled adults that took place in July 2023 for a period of 6 days & 5 nights for up to 30 disabled adults. The funding also supported four wellbeing events for carers in collaboration with the Wee Retreat.
We provided a 5-day summer camp in July 23 for 48 young people, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family impacted by Huntington’s Disease. The camp provided a programme of customised activities, one-to-one and group sessions on the issues surrounding Huntington’s Disease and being a young carer.
We provided a variety of Short Breaks for young adults who have additional support needs in Inverness. These breaks included Weekend Breaks, Saturday ‘Out and About in the local community and also a weekly Youth Club. All of these services offer parents/carers some valued respite.
Short breaks for carers, offering children and young people (aged 19 and under) with special/complex needs up to 6 hour breaks and overnight breaks of up to 48 hours, providing valuable leisure, recreational and socialisation opportunities for young people whilst giving families a break from caring.
The project was for children and young people with disabilities, mental, physical and learning, together with their carers. At the Highland Cycle Ability Centre, Cawdor, and, through our Outreach programme.
Our Summer camp supported an all-inclusive multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp.
The camp was four days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite, directly through time away at camp and long-term through increased participation.
We ran the following activities for autistic young people: evening, day/half-days in a variety of outdoor activities, the DofE Award, a weekend Family Camp and a trial weekend for over 18’s.
We worked with 7 autistic young people not receiving SDS:both 1:1 and small group outdoor activities.
Mini Denners is a “nursery” experience for our children under 5 with cancer, their siblings and carers from Jak’s Den, Livingston and Aberdeen. Activities include music, story time, messy play, crafts and snack allows our children to experience the joy and wonder of early years and we also provide pampers for their carers.
We delivered a range of creative short break activities to Carers in Highland designed to improve and arm carers with tools to support their wellbeing and enable to them to sustain their caring role for the future. Activities were free of charge and fully resourced.