We provided the opportunity for 48 children with special needs to attend a variety of short breaks – Saturday outings and weekend (48 hr) and overnight stays (28 hr).
The Me 2 project brought children and young people with additional needs together to take part in a range of themed activity days and short breaks which have built skills,confidence and friendships and provided a break for parents and carers.
The children and young people taking part made friends and gained skills and confidence trying new activities.
Nature Explorers programme provided fun outdoor opportunities for families with children and young people with disabilities during school holidays.
Parents/carers get a break whilst children enjoy accessible, sensory based activities at a range of outdoor countryside/heritage sites.
We provided respite holiday breaks for children suffering from cancer and leukaemia and their families.
Animar provides support for 15 young people 3 Saturdays a month for 4.5 hours . In this time our program is planned, risk assessed and budgeted by the young people, who further their independence and giving parents/carers respite. This is achieved using a program supported by the Playback Resource.
Autism Friendly Football provided a weekly football session for young people on the autistic spectrum between the ages of 6-16. The sessions took place on a Wednesday night at Prosoccer Newton Mearns over a 40 week period.
We delivered our Type 1 Weekender in Scotland improved the confidence and wellbeing of young people with type 1 diabetes, and their carers, through a programme of fun, educational activities. It enabled families to make friends, share experiences and learn how to live with more freedom from diabetes.
We took young people and their families for a mixture of half day sails, day sails on a modified sailing yacht. In consultation with youth forum members we will tailor a programme leading to RYA certification including 2/3 day sails.
Our Better Breaks project is part of our Carer Support Service where we aim to deliver a shortbreak service in Shetland to both children and young people with disabilities and their carers. This is done through a range of targeted activities and groups.
We provided a respite break to the families of children and young people who have an additional need in the Orkney Islands. We take the child or young person out of the home to access an activity of their choice in the community.