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.
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.
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.
We provided a holiday week in July for 20 families with a disabled child from Craigmarloch additional needs school in Port Glasgow. The breaks too place at Hunters Quay Holiday Village near Dunoon.
We delivered the PAMIS ‘My Time’ Fun & Friendship Club enabled young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their families/carers to access leisure opportunities to help meet some of their health and well-being outcomes, whilst offering a whole family experience.
Our project provided opportunities to bring our deaf young people together through a series of activities and events.
These events were mostly held at Deaf Connections and the Adelphi Centre with other activities held in a variety of other locations. St Roch’s After School Club enjoyed a 3 night-trip to Staffordshire & Alton Towers.
We provided a 2 week 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 high level care needs.
We took young people with disabilities and their families for a mixture of half day sails and full day sails on a modified yacht.
We also provide individualised programme for our Youth Forum leading to RYA qualifications. We work with an Additional Support Needs Schools to support delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition.
RIG Arts provided dedicated comic book style creative workshops for young people on the autistic spectrum.
The project helped to increase wellbeing and nurture peer relationships by bringing people with similar experiences and interests together in a safe environment.