We set up a Wheelchair Sports Club in Perth called ‘ Perth Eagles’ to give local people with a disability the opportunity to participate in meaningful active sport & physical activity with their peers and siblings.
This was provided at Letham Sports Hub & numbers have been full to capacity every week.
We delivered a series of weekend adventures for young people at outdoor centres around Scotland. By providing weekends away with some camping, and some indoors. This allowed young people got to spend time with their friends, build skills for life and gain independence.
We provided two breaks for groups of children with cancer and leukaemia and their families, one to Haggerston Castle Family Caravan Park and another to Hilton Coylumbridge near Aviemore.
This allowed them to relax and have fun as a family but also to meet others in the same situation as them.
We provided disabled young people from Glasgow and their carers with a week long respite holiday at Craig Tara in Ayr.
The families were also provided with transport, entertainment passes, discount cards and a free food hamper. To Improve accessibility we also installed a disabled access ramp.
We provided short breaks for carers by offering their child or young person (aged 5-20) with substantial special needs 6 hour breaks and weekend breaks of up to 48 hours.
This provided social, recreational and leisure opportunities for the young people whilst giving a valuable break for carers
We delivered Hand in Hand an Inclusion Project for young people with Learning Disabilities living within Girvan and the surrounding villages. We provide social and developmental activities and opportunities in a variety of settings.
We organised a residential weekend conference for families in the north of Scotland affected by the lifelong disabilities of Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus at Badaguish Outdoor Activity Centre.
The fully accessible multi-activity weekend included talks for parents and opportunities to share experiences.
We delivered the Friday Night Youth Club it is an additional & Complex needs specific club run by trained staff and volunteers.
It caters for young people age 12-18 years to provide social opportunities and friendships with peers, allowing parent/carers to have a short break.
We provided Better Breaks a short breaks programme that supports parent carers living in Midlothian.
The programme offers dedicated packages of support to children/young people with a disability or additional support needs in order to allow their parent(s) to get some time away from their caring role.
We delivered Play-Sense, a weekly play group for parents and their pre-school children with disabilities/additional support needs.
Parents get a break from their caring role in the company of others who share their experiences while their children grow & develop through sensory play in a safe, inclusive space.