We provided Better Breaks a short breaks programme that supports parent carers living in Midlothian.
The programme offers dedicated packages of support to children/young people with a disability or additional support needs in order to allow their parent(s) to get some time away from their caring role.
We provided activities, trips and overnight stays for young people with disabilities.
Upward Mobility’s Short Break Service (originally named Outward Mobility) has been running for the past 4 years.
We hosted a Family Camp for Scotland families which was based at Tulliallan Police College Fife from 18th – 20th May 2018 inclusive, (3 days, 2 nights).
The camp was designed to cater for families of children with a serious, life limiting illness/disability which 16 families (67 individuals) attended.
MECOPP organised a programme of short breaks for carers, and those they care for, from the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland.
These culturally appropriate breaks promoted positive wellbeing, reduced isolation and increased knowledge about carer services in local communities.
We provided a 5-day summer camp for 50 young people from across Scotland, aged between 8 – 25 years old, living in a family impacted by Huntington’s Disease.
The camp gave young people the chance to grow in confidence and develop personally while getting support on issues relating to Huntington’s Disease and also being a young carer.
Artlink’s Socialites provided activities for young people with complex needs in Midlothian through creative placements around unique skills like animation and music. This allowed the carers to have a break from their caring role.
Through strategic alliances with key supports, we generated sustained involvement for the young person and their peers.
Our project enabled young people living with Cystic Fibrosis to have one to one befriending support while their carer used the time to explore other activities whilst having a break from their carer role.
We developed provision of a 1 week family holiday for a maximum of 25 families with children and young people aged 5-18 years with a very wide range of complex physical and learning difficulties together with their families in a fully equipped residential caravan with at the Berwick Holiday Centre.
We provided a programme of flexible short breaks for families in Midlothian who have children with additional support needs. Families were allocated a set number of hours with a paid carer to enable children and young people to take part in leisure and social activities.
We provided activities for young people up to 20 years who have additional support needs and who live in Edinburgh or The Lothians. We ran a supper club and disco between our regular hours, a 2 night break and 9 day and evening trips.
Upward Mobility supports adults with additional support needs, we provide a range of workshops, which assist students to realise their potential & live full, happy lives. Students can also attend day, evening & multi-night breaks, giving carers much needed respite.