Under lockdown all activities had to stop. In November 2020 and December 2020 were we able to open for limited activities, which were stopped by second lockdown. In brief period of being open we had 76 users and 72 carers. No Outreach visits were allowed under COVID rules.
The Charlie House Activities Programme delivers a range of inclusive, fully accessible activities for children with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions, and their families, in North East Scotland.
We delivered activities for parent/carers as well as extra activities in school holidays.
We aimed to improve our support for the whole family unit carers & cared for, we organised truly family friendly Christmas and Summer events to sustain and consolidate family relationships. Send a group of members to Headway “Braw” weekend break and organise a Theatre trip for members.
The Charlie House Activities programme delivered regular activities to benefit babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions and complex disabilities, their parent carers and siblings, in North-east Scotland.
We support them to maintain their caring role and improve their well-being.
The Highland Cycle Ability Centre provided a safe, secure, peaceful and traffic-free environment for disabled children and young people and their peers to enjoy cycling sessions.
There was also the addition of the new adventure track, this has encouraged everyone to explore their own independence and exposure to new things.
We provided a 5-day summer camp in Aviemore for 50 young people, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s Disease.
The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as practical sessions on coping with being a young carer in a Huntington’s Disease family.
We tried to remodel & improve our breaks for carers allowing them to meet/engage with other carers away from there caring duties. We also established fortnightly drop-ins with therapy sessions for the benefit of carers and cared for. We then organised a family summer event to sustain and consolidate the family relationship.
We organised a residential weekend conference for families in the north of Scotland affected by the lifelong disabilities of Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus at Badaguish Outdoor Activity Centre.
The fully accessible multi-activity weekend included talks for parents and opportunities to share experiences.
We provided an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre.
The camp was very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp
We delivered Charlie House Activity Programme which provided a range of activities and short breaks to children with life-limiting conditions & complex disabilities, and their families, in North-east Scotland.
It gives families a break from their caring routine to enjoy quality time together and improve their wellbeing.