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 provided evening group sessions for 29 adults with disabilities and also providing respite for 38 carers.
We picked up each adult from home by mini bus with escort and returned to centre for activities or went out to pub, snooker or parks. Adults were then transported home.
We provided a weekly group for young female, BME carers living within City of Edinburgh. The aim of the project was to access ‘hard-to-reach’ carers from BME communities and give the girls a space to share their experience both as carers and as teenage girls who often feel different from peers.
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.
The project offered a planned respite programme of a fully supported respite holiday breaks, social lunches, social dances.
Cinema outings, music concerts, music and reminiscence sessions and a Christmas lunch all for both Carers and the people that they care for to enjoy together.
Cairdean Cordal Cheann a’Loch provided a trip to visit mainland Scotland for our over 60’s group and people with disabilities and their carers offering a break away from their remote island surroundings.
The trip offered a wide range of activities, experiences and increased social connections.
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.