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.
PLUS provided a bespoke respite service to families and carers with a disabled child living in Forth Valley area.
PLUS Short Breaks put parents and carers in the driving seat when it came to choosing where, when, how and by whom the respite breaks are provided.
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.
Opportunity PLUS – a short break for parents/carers of 3-5 year old children with disabilities through the provision of a weekly play session for their child, with appropriate staff support.
Play and Chat – a parent and toddler group for ‘bump – 5’ facilitating opportunities for parents to develop peer support and friendships.
RNIB Activate delivered a programme of activities for children and young people living with sight loss and their families across Scotland.
The School’s Out programme will enable children and young people with learning disabilities in Fife, Stirling and North Lanarkshire to participate in leisure activities and link into the community, allowing their family carers to take a break themselves and enjoy life outside of caring.
We ran a weekend Family Camp for children with serious and life limiting illnesses, their parents or carers and siblings.
The camp catered for families from across Scotland and provided the whole family with a much needed respite from the pressures of daily life.
We provided grants directly to carers who look after someone with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and to people with MND who have a carer who will also benefit. The project covers the whole of Scotland.
We provided grants directly to carers who live in Scotland and are caring for someone with a diagnosis of dementia.
To date we have delivered respite services to 2 young people and 3 carers, a 5 week arts club and an 8 week photography club.
Young people have gone out for dinner, gone to the pantomime, visited local fetes, had walks along the beach, massage/girly pampering sessions, visited local parks, taken lots of photographs, made lots of art works and held an exhibition.