Our project was to provide experiences for children with additional support needs on Saturdays. The project was to provide parents and carers with much needed respite.
We delivered The Friends for Life Clubs which are attended by children and young people aged 5- 20 years. The clubs take place in a centrally located venue so that the attendees can easily access community resources and parents/carers can have maximum benefit from their short break.
We provided an 9 day Summer Club, for children with complex support needs.
This was originally planned for the summer of 2020, but was eventually delivered, with changes in 2021 An actvity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their support needs.
We provided respite for unpaid carers with a child, or children with additional support needs. We did this by offering extended opportunities for social interaction through a regular monthly weekend groups and 2-weekend adventure camps throughout the year.
We organised a weekend break for families living with Epilepsy at an outdoor centre where they met and shared experiences with others in similar situations while enjoying new challenges.
Nature buddies provided 8-16 year olds with disabilities in Dundee an opportunity to explore nature through play, encouraging an appetite for the outdoors. These groups were able to provide essential respite for families and the children gained new experiences, friendships, skills and memories.
Holiday Shorts provided direct support for 10 children with disabilities on Bute to attend arts, sports and outdoor activities of their choice, during school holidays, enabling them to participate in enjoyable activities and develop friendships whilst giving their carers regular breaks.
We delivered a programme of holiday activities in Midlothian for children/young people with a disability or additional support needs and their carers, the project included days out, picnics as well as access to local leisure and recreational activities.
We provided outings and activities in the form of a holiday playscheme for young people aged 5-20 with disabilities and additional support needs and their families (carers and siblings) they could have fun and socialise while carers have the chance for a break from everyday caring routine.
Activ8 is a weekly multi-sport session for children and young people aged 7-17 with physical and learning disabilities. The sessions, which run on Saturday mornings at Gracemount Leisure Centre in Edinburgh, give participants the chance to have fun getting active and give carers some respite.