MECOPP organised a programme of short breaks for carers and the cared for from the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland.
These breaks promoted positive well-being, reduced isolation, increased confidence and the potential to realise personal ambitions as well as increasing knowledge of carer support.
We set up a Wheelchair Sports Club in Perth called ‘ Perth Eagles’ to give local people with a disability the opportunity to participate in meaningful active sport & physical activity with their peers and siblings.
This was provided at Letham Sports Hub & numbers have been full to capacity every week.
Our project supported young carers aged 5 -15 throughout Perth and Kinross, allowing them to have a break from their caring role during the school holiday period. This included day trips, a short break and a Christmas Extravaganza.
We delivered an all-inclusive annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Badaguish Activity Centre. The camp was for four days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite sustained directly through time away at camp.
The project offered a planned respite programme of a fully supported respite holiday breaks, social lunches, social dances.
Cinema outings, music concerts, music and reminiscence sessions and a Christmas lunch all for both Carers and the people that they care for to enjoy together.
The project delivered fun, friendship and new opportunities for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) across Tayside.
It provided training opportunities for activity and leisure staff and supported community inclusion in an attempt to reduce existing barriers to inclusion.
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 holiday clubs for young people with complex support needs, the young people took part in a range of supported activities.
SHIP supports young people (0-18 years) with complex support needs in Perth and Kinross to access leisure and recreational activities within their community, whilst providing parents, carers and siblings with much needed respite.
MECOPP organised a programme of short breaks for carers, and those they care for, from the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland.
These culturally appropriate breaks promoted positive wellbeing, reduced isolation and increased knowledge about carer services in local communities.
Our project aimed to provide a family sports activity session at the Academy of Sport & Wellbeing in Perth for children with a disability and their families.
A trampoline and badminton equipment was purchased to provide much need rebound therapy.