Charlie House’s activities programme is made up of free, fully-accessible, inclusive activities for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in North East Scotland and their families. The activities programme is designed our activities co-ordinators in consultation with the families.
We delivered our service is for Children and Young People who have additional needs to access activities in their communities and to meet with their peers to have fun. The aim of the service is to help the children gain independence, enhance their social skills and give the parents and siblings some respite.
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 provided a respite break to the families of children and young people who have an additional need in the Orkney Islands. We take the child or young person out of the home to access an activity of their choice in the community.
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 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 a care attendant to accompany the young people with additional support needs on an activity of their choice.
The aim of the project was to develop their social skills, independence and confidence while having some fun too and also provide respite for the families.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Orkney Islands.
Orkney Teens Plus Youth Club is a youth club that provides young people between the age of 13 and 20 years with additional support needs and the opportunity to enjoy various crafts and activities whilst interacting socially with one another.