Our project provided opportunities to bring our deaf young people together through a series of activities and events.
These events were mostly held at Deaf Connections and the Adelphi Centre with other activities held in a variety of other locations. St Roch’s After School Club enjoyed a 3 night-trip to Staffordshire & Alton Towers.
We provided a 2 week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for children with complex support needs.
There was one tailored week for older and one for younger pupils. An activity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their high level care needs.
We took young people with disabilities and their families for a mixture of half day sails and full day sails on a modified yacht.
We also provide individualised programme for our Youth Forum leading to RYA qualifications. We work with an Additional Support Needs Schools to support delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition.
Indepen-dance received funding to support 5 x 1 hour weekly creative movement classes for children and young people with a learning disability over a period of 40 weeks and one 5 day creative dance residency for young people with a learning disability, providing a break for the parents and carers.
The Rangers Charity Foundation provided the opportunity for young people with a Visual Impairment to take part in free football sessions in a fun and friendly environment whilst allowing their carers to enjoy a break from their normal routine.
Callum’s Caravan provided short breaks in a fully accessible caravan at Haggerstone Castle, a holiday village near Berwick upon Tweed, for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families/carers.
Dunbartonshire Disability Sports Club (DDSC) organised a three nights residential disability sports camp at the Scottish National Sports Training centre, Largs for families affected by disability from West and East Dunbartonshire area.
Indepen-dance provided an inclusive dance class for 1 hour every Saturday morning in Clydebank for up to 25 children with learning disabilities, to have the opportunity to experience a dance activity suited to their needs while their parents have a short break from their caring role.
Our project provided social & emotional support to deaf children, young people & their families. Along with St Roch’s after school club, we provided a wide variety of fun & stimulating activities for deaf young people to socialise & have fun while their carers enjoyed a break from their caring role.