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.
We provided 1:1 and group befriending for adults with learning disabilities living in the Scottish Borders.
This provided friendships, improved their wellbeing, confidence & social skills and provide respite for their family carers. The service was delivered entirely by volunteers.
We provided grants directly to carers who support those affected by mental illness living in Scotland.
We provided grants directly to carers who are caring for person(s) living with dementia living in Scotland.
Being a national organisation we offer the same opportunity all applicants no matter their geographical location, giving them a break from their caring role.
We ran a weekend camp for families affected by serious illness in children at Tulliallan Police College, Fife from 12th to 14th May 2017.
The camp was attended by 15 families, comprising 61 individual campers. Families took part in fun, challenging activities whilst at camp, but also enjoyed time out to relax, away from the pressures of everyday life.
Our project increases inclusion for children with multiple disabilities especially complex physical disabilities and raises awareness in mainstream adventure provision about the needs to be inclusive.
Options Adventures is a national short breaks service enabling disabled children across Scotland to access mainstream adventures and experiences while their parents and carers enjoy a short break.
We provided a 1 week activity break for 11-14 year olds and two residential weekends for 15-18 year olds who are blind or partially sighted help promote their independence and allow respite for carers.
We also provided a family residential weekend in Dumfries & Galloway offering peers support and a break for the normal routine.