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.
We provided a 5-day summer camp in Aviemore for 50 young people, 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 practical sessions on coping with being a young carer in a Huntington’s Disease family.
We ran a young carers camp in Scotland for the siblings of children who suffer from a serious illness/disability. The camp, which took place at Strathallan School in Perth from 7th – 13th July, gave young carers respite from their caring role and time to grow in self-confidence and make new friends.
We delivered an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camp was for four days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp.
We provided short breaks for carers by offering their child or young person (aged 5-20) with substantial special needs 6 hour breaks and weekend breaks of up to 48 hours.
This provided social, recreational and leisure opportunities for the young people whilst giving a valuable break for carers
We organised a residential weekend conference for families in the north of Scotland affected by the lifelong disabilities of Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus at Badaguish Outdoor Activity Centre.
The fully accessible multi-activity weekend included talks for parents and opportunities to share experiences.