We provided residential short breaks for young people with disabilities, and who live in some of the most disadvantaged communities in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.
Places on these residential and day trips across Scotland, enabled he young people to get outdoors, develop their confidence, life skills, benefiting both them and their carer.
Stanmore Playscheme was delivered in school holidays at Stanmore House School. It offered safe, appropriate play, sporting, expressive arts and outdoor activities for young people with severe additional support needs.
The playscheme is organised by a voluntary committee and run by paid trained staff.
We delivered our Animar project for young people aged 12 to 18 years old with Additional Support Needs, which runs three Saturdays a month.
Animar promotes independence through personal development sessions and community engagement. It runs in Bellshill and Mossend YMCA and in local communities and cities.
The Rangers Charity Foundation provided the opportunity for young people with a Visual Impairment to take part in free football sessions in a fun and friendly environment whilst allowing their carers to enjoy a break from their normal 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.
Our project supported older people and their unpaid carers to maintain their wellbeing, improve their quality of life and remain connected with their communities through the provision of a variety of short break opportunities and group holidays.
Callum’s Caravan provided short breaks in a fully accessible caravan at Haggerstone Castle, a holiday village near Berwick upon Tweed, for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families/carers.
Fabb Flipside project worked in partnership with 3 local authorities working with families of disabled children who have no access to respite or short breaks. We piloted a highly subsidised progressive programme for 20 families (78 participants) who have children with complex needs.
Our project provided social & emotional support to deaf children, young people & their families. Along with St Roch’s after school club, we provided a wide variety of fun & stimulating activities for deaf young people to socialise & have fun while their carers enjoyed a break from their caring role.