We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child who has Down’s Syndrome and who live with them.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child or adult with learning disabilities.
We ran a two week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for children with complex support needs.
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.
RNIB Activate delivered a programme of activities for children and young people living with sight loss and their families across Scotland.
We provided breaks to enable carers of children with disabilities to enjoy holidays as a family. Breaks are for carers who haven’t had a break in the last 12 months and care for a child or young person aged under 21.
Breaks take the form of short family holidays where we meet the cost of accommodation, transport and support if required.
We provided grants directly to carers who look after someone with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and to people with MND who have a carer who will also benefit. The project covers the whole of Scotland.
Reaching Out has provided local children who are on the autistic spectrum and their siblings age 5 – 18yrs the opportunity to socialise and try out new activities. The children are enjoying arts and crafts and have had great trips out including trips to Linn Park, Lamont Farm and autism friendly cinema trips.
We also have weekly play sessions and music workshops which allows parents/carers to have a chance to relax or meet other parents who are in similar situations.
To date we have delivered respite services to 2 young people and 3 carers, a 5 week arts club and an 8 week photography club.
Young people have gone out for dinner, gone to the pantomime, visited local fetes, had walks along the beach, massage/girly pampering sessions, visited local parks, taken lots of photographs, made lots of art works and held an exhibition.
We delivered a holiday club for 19 pupils from Corseford School over 10 days during the Summer Holidays.The Club daily hours were 10am-4pm. Staff were recruited from existing school staff on a 1:1 ratio.
All carers and pupils were surveyed before the Club and as a result,a range of activities were offered eg speed boats, barge trips, archery, bowling, accessible cycling,swimming. Activities tailored to each child’s age and abilities. Week 1 for the younger pupils and week 2 for older.
Where requested, taxis and trained escorts were provided for the journeys.This significantly extended the break each family enjoyed.
We provided a 2-day break for families at Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre in Argyll. Thirteen children and young people with epilepsy attended, along with 36 carers including young carers.
We provided transport, accommodation, catering, outdoor adventure activities and entertainment tailored to meet the needs of our group. Children and young people took part in gorge-walking, canoeing, abseiling and archery with their peers. Adults enjoyed sailing, orienteering, archery and canoeing.
Families worked together to complete “team challenges”. We also enjoyed a guided night walk, a disco, a quiz, a surprise birthday party and an “Ardentinny Champions” awards ceremony.