The Feel Fantastic Fridays Parent Carer Group provided 5 group outings throughout the year for families with a child or young person with Additional Support Needs.
The group meet on a weekly basis for 2 hours, and is facilitated by CLD to take part in a variety of informal learning courses. Our group is open to parents and carers of children with additional support needs who attend school in the Motherwell Locality both Additional Support Needs provision and mainstream.
We provided inclusive dance sessions for 2 x 1 hour one evening per week for up to 25 children with learning disabilities, to give them the opportunity to experience a dance activity suited to their needs while their parents have a short break from their caring role.
Animar is a Saturday activity club for teenagers with additional support needs between the ages of 12-18years. We run for 3 Saturdays each month for 5 hours each session. This regular consistent service has allowed parents and carers to plan and organise their break from their caring role around the service.
We provided monthly family support groups for families with children affected by Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in 3 localities across Scotland.
We provided fully accessible play and support for the children whilst parents/carers had a break from their caring role and time to get together with others with shared experiences.
We continued to provide our Water Sports Project advancing the technical sailing skills of some of young people. Alongside this we ran 4 Creative Play Workshops on dry land. This allowed us to weave our younger people into our activity programme.
Partners in Play help to support young people with a disability access unique and exciting opportunities throughout North Lanarkshire.
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.
This year, the Schools Out Project provided rite of passage adventures through weekly activities for 60 young people with learning disabilities in Fife and Cumbernauld enabling their parents/carers to enjoy time away from their caring role.
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 a weekend for families with deaf children aged 2-4 years with information sessions included education & technology. We also provided a My Future weekend for deaf young people aged 16-20 years to meet, explore options for the future, & find out about support available when moving on in education/employment.
We provided a playscheme based at Stanmore House School 3 days per week for 7 weeks during the school during school break for young people with severe and complex additional support need.
Stanmore Playscheme has been operating for 19 years during school break, it is administered by a voluntary committee registered and inspected by care inspectorate. It provides appropriate play in a safe environment supervised by trained staff, also offering parents/carers welcome respite.