The Highland Cycle Ability Centre provided those with disabilities, including those both complex and challenging, the opportunity to relax and enjoy adapted cycling activities enjoyed by their non-disabled peers, thus allowing their carers to relax and enjoy a break from their usual routine.
We hosted a Family Camp for Scotland families which was based at Tulliallan Police College Fife from 18th – 20th May 2018 inclusive, (3 days, 2 nights).
The camp was designed to cater for families of children with a serious, life limiting illness/disability which 16 families (67 individuals) attended.
Connect.Curate.Create engaged 13 young carers aged 12 – 16 from across the Highland Council region in 5 residential weekend breaks where they had the opportunity to take part in a range of different art form activities and explore the creative industries.
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.
We provided weekend breaks and outings for adults aged 21 years plus who have substantial special needs, providing opportunities for our young adults to reduce their social isolation, try activities with support and thereby giving their carers a well deserved break.
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 provided short breaks for children & young people (aged 5 – 20 years) with substantial support needs, services of 6 hour breaks and overnight breaks of up to 48 hours.
The project provided leisure, recreational and socialisation opportunities for our young people and a much needed break for carers.
SOAR Youth Projects provided regular social activity groups for young people with additional support needs. A programme of activities is available including, trips, art and crafts, sports cooking and baking.
Activities were based in Invergordon, Tain and Alness. The young people aged 5-19 years were able to socialise, increase skills and confidence through attending the groups out with school hours.
We worked with 8 young people with autism involving them in outdoor activities tailored to their individual needs, both 1:1 sessions and small group activities or camps.
We ran short activity sessions in a range of outdoor activities, plus a family weekend camp. We also trialled the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.
Our project provided cycling opportunities for young people all abilities but primarily for those with disabilities. The activities related to cycling using our specialised cycles, the young people were able to increase well being, make friends, gain confidence and increase self esteem.
The peaceful, traffic-free environment at Cantray near Nairn enabled the young people and their carers if they so wished, the opportunity to enjoy a recreational activity in complete safety.