We delivered 1:1 and group befriending for 22 children and young people with learning disabilities aged 8-20 years and their carers living in the Scottish Borders.
Members formed friendships with peer-age volunteers and 38 carers had short breaks knowing their children were enjoying themselves.
The Stepping Out® Rural Breaks for Carers project delivered short residential breaks to carers in the remote rural locations of the Isle of Coll and the Isle of Lismore.
The project delivered a programme of activities and events to small groups of carers in these locations.
We provided 1:1 and group befriending for 60 adults with learning disabilities living in the Scottish Borders.
This encouraged friendships, improved wellbeing, confidence & social skills and provide respite for their family carers. This service was delivered entirely by volunteers.
We were able to provide of a range of short breaks from October 2017 to September 2018 that enabled 77 young carers, aged 7 – 18 years to get a break.
The activities were based in Edinburgh, West Lothian, Fife and the Scottish Borders and were a mix of evening, day and half day activities.
Fabb Flipside project worked in partnership with 3 local authorities working with families of disabled children who have no access to respite or short breaks. We piloted a highly subsidised progressive programme for 20 families (78 participants) who have children with complex needs.
Aberlour Options Adventures provided residential and day adventures to young people who have learning disabilities and severe and complex needs.
The service give parents/carers respite and the opportunity to relax or spend quality time with siblings.
83 children and young people with complex needs in the Scottish Borders enjoyed 1:1 and group friendships with peer-age volunteers while their families had a break.
They took part in social & leisure activities, particularly focusing on arts projects, and some groups went on overnight trips.
We provided a 1 week activity break for 11-14 year olds and two residential weekends for 15-18 year old with vision impairment to promote their independence and allow respite for parents/carers. We provided family days across the country offering peer support and a break from the normal routine.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in the Scottish Borders.