We provided grants directly to carers who live in Orkney, to plan and pay for a short break of their choice.
Our project enabled 5 Scottish adults who have OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta), to attend our Family Weekend Conference with their family carers and children if any.
The event was held in Manchester the weekend of 11th Sep 2015.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Orkney Islands to access a two night trip to the Scottish Mainland.
If they were unable to leave the island they had the option of an alternative therapy, club membership or any other break that matched our guidelines.
In the school summer holidays we provided an opportunity for children, with additional needs, to attend a summer play scheme to meet up with their peers and have some fun. The scheme ran for three days a week for four week. The children were able to take part in various indoor activities as well as benefiting from outdoor pursuits. Families benefited from the respite break.
We provided grants directly to carers who look after someone with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and to people with MND who have a carer who will also benefit. The project covers the whole of Scotland.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Orkney Islands who are doing a significant amount of caring.
To date we have delivered respite services to 2 young people and 3 carers, a 5 week arts club and an 8 week photography club.
Young people have gone out for dinner, gone to the pantomime, visited local fetes, had walks along the beach, massage/girly pampering sessions, visited local parks, taken lots of photographs, made lots of art works and held an exhibition.
West of Scotland Sailing adventure – In July 2013 10 blind and partially sighted CYP sailed from Oban aboard Alba Volunteer for a 5 day/4 night sailing adventure. Promoting Independence Summer Camp – Broomlee – This 5 day/4 night residential was attended by 15 YP aged 14-18. The focus was on independent living and transition.
It included workshops on developing confidence, assistive technology, cooking skills, independent travel, personal care, employability, preparation for post-16 transition, outdoor activities and loads of fun!
5 weekly Out of School Clubs :- These have been delivered at Knowetop Primary in North Lanarkshire; Uddingston Grammar School, South Lanarkshire; Aberdeen Visual Impairment Service, Aberdeen City; Darnley Primary School, Glasgow; Eyebeez Club, Hamilton. Each club is regularly attended by 10-15 children.
Family Fun Day (Borders) :- We had an Outdoor Adventure Activity Day for all the family on 2nd November 2013. Attended by 20 children and young people with 15 parents and 8 volunteers. The emphasis was on team building and confidence development. Despite torrential rain all the families had an excellent experience.
From the 8th to the 26th of July we provided nine days (four and a half hours a day) of activities and outings over three weeks for 15 children with additional needs.
They enjoyed activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, the very popular play pod (scrap store), drama, sports day, outdoor games, cinema, roller skating and many more.
We provided transport to four children to ensure their inclusion. As we work in partnership with the local authority we provided 6 play scheme attendants this year who had a week of training prior to the start.