The Highland Cycle Ability Centre provided those with disabilities, including those both complex and challenging, the opportunity to relax and enjoy adapted cycling activities enjoyed by their non-disabled peers, thus allowing their carers to relax and enjoy a break from their usual routine.
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.
We provided wide ranging, fun, challenging outdoor activities for young people with multiple support needs. Previously we have supported teenagers for 5 weeks during school holidays. After feedback from parents and teenagers, we opted to increase to 10 weeks, covering all school holidays,
Our project provided cycling opportunities for young people all abilities but primarily for those with disabilities. The activities related to cycling using our specialised cycles, the young people were able to increase well being, make friends, gain confidence and increase self esteem.
The peaceful, traffic-free environment at Cantray near Nairn enabled the young people and their carers if they so wished, the opportunity to enjoy a recreational activity in complete safety.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in Aberdeenshire and Moray.
Our project increases inclusion for children with multiple disabilities especially complex physical disabilities and raises awareness in mainstream adventure provision about the needs to be inclusive.
Options Adventures is a national short breaks service enabling disabled children across Scotland to access mainstream adventures and experiences while their parents and carers enjoy a short break.
We provided Adventure Breaks an exciting partnership between Quarriers, Outfit Moray and its partners Earthtime and the Elgin Youth Café and Elgin High School.
Adventure Breaks aimed to make outdoor learning and adventure accessible to all, irrespective of ability, financial position or location and provided activities such as abseiling, canoeing and mountain biking to actively develop potential by building self-confidence, growing self-esteem, encouraging life skills, increasing happiness and improving health and well-being.
Quarriers provided fun activities at weekends, evenings and during school holidays for children with multiple additional needs at multiple community venues across Moray.
Carers, parents and family members were invited to stay and play with their children and/or join in with short break activities such as health, beauty and yoga sessions.
This year the club organised a series of 2-3 day residential breaks in addition to our clubs which allowed for extended quality breaks for their carers.
The Big Kids Club provides a wide range of fun and challenging outdoor activities for 30 young people multiple support needs.