The Scottish Borders CHIMES Service provided a range of short breaks In the Easter and Summer holidays that enabled 81 young carers, aged 7 – 17 years to get time away from home by having a break.
The activities were based in the Scottish Borders and were a mix of day and half day activities.
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.
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 provided Wee FiT sessions, Friendship inclusion Training for children and young people with intellectual/physical and sensory disabilities including autism and their carers.
We will designed and delivered a range of rugby based fun activities to provide a bespoke programme for each age group.
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.