Short Break Stories

List all reports

Home / Inverclyde
The Teen Group

The Teen Group is a tried & tested weekly social event for young people with additional support needs aged 12-19. Sessions run throughout the school term with activity breaks during holiday periods.

Participants identify activities that meet their needs & interests, like music, drama, art & wider community

Project covers these Local Authorities:
Thrive Young Carers

Thrive Young Carers delivered two social group programmes (8 to 12 yrs & 13 to 18 yrs) The group provided regular respite time from their caring responsibilities and provides opportunities to take part in various activities and to develop peer relationships with other Young Carers.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
Social & Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People & their Families

Our project provided 86 opportunities (including joint activities) bringing our deaf young people together. Events were held at Deaf Connections, the Adelphi Centre, St Roch’s and latterly, our new Youth Group home, the Wolfson Centre with other activities being held in a variety of other venues.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
| | | | | | | | | | |
Family Breaks Project

Inverclyde Carers Centre Family Breaks Project aimed to provide 100 family outings for Carers of Children in Inverclyde, and to employ a Carer Support Assistant for 6 months, to identify, plan and publicise the benefits these breaks and others brought.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
Able2Sail Sailing Season 2019-20

We took young people and their families for a mixture of half day sails, day sails on a modified sailing yacht. In consultation with youth forum members we will tailor a programme leading to RYA certification including 2/3 day sails.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
| | | | |

We provided monthly family support groups, fortnightly playschemes, and monthly preschool groups for babies, children and young people in the West of Scotland affected by the lifelong disabilities of Spina bifida/Hydrocephalus, as well as their carers and siblings.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
| | | | | | | | |
Super Hero Stories

Superhero Stories was a comic book style art class for young people on the Autistic Spectrum, based in Inverclyde.

The project provided respite for parents and carers, nurtured self esteem, skills and education,furthered aspirations and helped build peer relationships between participants.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
Barnardos Thrive Young Carer’s Group

We provided two social groups for Young Carers (8-13 yrs & 13-16 yrs) living in Inverclyde. The groups provided Young Carer’s with regular respite time away from their caring responsibilities, opportunities to take part in various activities, and to develop peer relationships with other Young Carers.

Project covers these Local Authorities:

The project was to create another Dual Breaks Club for carers in another Local Authority area, this being Inverclyde as well as the existing club in Renfrewshire. This has allowed carers the opportunity and peace of mind to take a break either with, or without the person they Care For.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
| | | |

We provided an 8 day Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for children with complex support needs.

There was one tailored week for older and one for younger pupils. An activity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their support needs.

Project covers these Local Authorities:
| | | | |

"These breaks are the best thing that can happen to caring families. The time away is just perfect to relax and escape just for a while"

Service User

Short Break Stories is a site by Shared Care Scotland, a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland SC161033.

Designed and developed by Do Good. This site uses a few cookies more on this.   Admin login