We support Young Carers aged between 5 and 16 years old. We have created an Outreach group in Blairgowrie which allows the Young Carers in this rural area to easily to attend a respite group that provides support with their caring role.
We have also been developing a Nurture Programme focused on personal outcomes.
We ran a weekend Family Camp for families of children with serious and life limiting illnesses and disabilities.
13 families attended our camp, comprising 45 individual campers, made up of the ill child(ren), siblings and parents and / or carers. The campers came from across Scotland to attend camp which took place at Tulliallan castle in Fife from 15th to 17th May 2015.
FABB Scotland’s Cycling Project, Blazing Saddles, has changed lives in varied and positive ways from regions as far apart as Angus and West Lothian.
All of this has provided respite care for parents and carers. From trikes to tandems families are cycling out together and experiencing the outdoors in a way that is improving everyone’s health and well-being.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child or adult with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and live in Scotland.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for a child who has Down’s Syndrome and who live with them.
To support the continuation of an annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Largs National Sports Centre in July 2014.
Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite.
We deliver football themed sessions to young people with additional support needs. These vary from coaching sessions/matches/tournaments to football related social activities.
Varying in time and frequency these offer parents and carers different respite options. Building on the success of the Strollers Superstars, we are working across the Scottish FA East Region to create new opportunities.
Our project enabled 5 Scottish children, who have OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) , to attend our Family Weekend Conference, by covering the travel and accommodation costs for them and their family carers. The event was held in London in August 2014.
RNIB Activate delivered a programme of activities for children and young people living with sight loss and their families across Scotland.
A programme of residential short breaks for groups of young adults with a diagnosis of autism who do not access short break services as part of their regular support.
Primary elements of the residential short breaks we offered were to provide essential respite to parents/carers as well as giving the opportunity to participants to engage in new activities and learn new skills in a new environment.