A 5-day summer camp for 45 young people aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s disease.
The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as one-to-one and group sessions with Scottish Huntington’s Association Specialist Youth Advisors, on the issues surrounding Huntington’s disease and being a young carer.
We provided grants directly to carers who care for an adult. The grants were available to allow the carer to have a break on their own or to have a break with the person that they were caring for.
Grants were available to carers living in West Dunbartonshire caring for an adult with a wide range of disabilities and illnesses.
West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society provides social and emotional support to deaf children and their families.
Better breaks funding enabled us to offer many opportunities for our young people to meet and mix with an age appropriate peer group at our Saturday Sign Activity Club, a youth group and in partnership with St Roch’s Secondary School an after school club.
We are a parent/carer led social support group for children with disabilities and their families. We organise social events such as Halloween party’s, Christmas outings and play-scheme trips.
We also have a caravan in Ayr for our members to use, and hold monthly support meetings for parents & carers.
To support the continuation of an annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Largs National Sports Centre in July 2014.
Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite.
The Holiday Scheme provides disadvantaged children and their families with a holiday they need by giving a week long holiday at 1 of our 6 static caravans, enabling youth activity breaks and by offering host family holidays across Scotland.
The project offered a school holiday club over the spring and summer school breaks providing activities for young people who, have multiple support needs including severe/complex learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorder and attend East Park School
A menu of activities was offered to each young person based on his/her expressed preferences.
RNIB Activate delivered a programme of activities for children and young people living with sight loss and their families across Scotland.
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 provide care and support to people with serious mental health problems and mental illness