Inverclyde Family Support Team delivered Fun with Friends and Activity Breaks for children and young people with disabilities.
Fun with Friends provided teenagers with weekly (term time) groups, plus 4 catch up session throughout the year. Activity Breaks Service provided 6 school holiday sessions to children 4-12 years old.
These services provided parents/carers and siblings the opportunity for them to have a regular break from their caring responsibilities.
We provided one hour fully personalised sessions in our state-of-the-art multi-sensory room for young people with disabilities and their carers. This was followed by tea/coffee and cake after the session. Carers had the choice to stay or how they wanted to spend their time.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for people living with dementia to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.
We provided a 2 week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for 14 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.
We provided a Mission Discovery and Adventure Week for 24 deaf children and young people aged 8-15 and 12 were aged 16-18. This took place at Blairvadach on 1-5 August 2016.
We provided a wide variety of fun & stimulating activities and opportunities for our deaf young people from all over the West of Scotland, to meet and mix with an age appropriate peer group while their carers enjoyed a break from their caring roles.
For many of our families the clubs provided the only social activity and meaningful peer interaction that the children and young people have, and the only break their carers are able to actually relax and benefit from.
West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society provides social and emotional support to deaf children, young people and their families this alleviates the isolation and loneliness they experience in a hearing world. Helps build their confidence, foster lifelong friendships, builds self esteem and helps them to see their deafness in a more positive light.
Inverclyde Family Support Team delivered Fun Friday’s and Activity Breaks for children and young people with disabilities. Fun Friday’s provided teenagers with a monthly Friday night group and the Activity Breaks service provided 8 school holiday sessions to children 12 and under while their families had some time to themselves.
RNIB Activate Project provided a combination of 2 Family Fun Days, 2 Residential Activity Breaks ‘Stepping Out’ for 11-13 years and ‘Promoting Independence’ for 14-18 years
We provided family weekend breaks to develop confidence and personal independence for blind/partially sighted children and young people while supporting parent/carers and providing a respite break for the whole family.
We provided short breaks to enable Carers of children with disabilties to have overnight breaks along with their children. These breaks took the form of short holidays where we met the cost of accomodation, transport, activities and support if required.