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Learning Journeys 2 Project

Learning Journeys 2 built on our Learning Journeys Respite programme and continued to provide residential breaks for children/young people with ADHD in Nethybridge, Aviemore and Dalguise and a variety of exciting holiday activities.

We provided really successful respite family break in Liverpool.

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Better Breaks

We provided respite for up to 30 families with a child, or children with additional support needs. We did this by offering extended opportunities for social interaction through a regular monthly Saturday group and 2-weekend adventure camps throughout the year.

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The project offered cared for people and their carers, a break away from their remote island surroundings to visit mainland Scotland. The trip to Edinburgh created a wonderful opportunity for people to connect with each other without the pressures of regular life -it was a thoroughly enjoyed by all

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We offered flexible respite care at home to support Carers of individuals living with dementia in the East End of Glasgow.

Cared for individuals received home befriending/activities and Carers had the chance for some “ME” time.

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Glee, Wee Glee and Film Clubs

SupERkids provided activities including drama, dance, music and film in East Renfrewshire, where kids with multiple support needs can develop self confidence, express themselves and have fun.

The clubs allow the kids to have independent fun while their carers and siblings have a break from caring.

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We provided short breaks in the form of a holiday playscheme for young people with disabilities (aged 5-20) and their families (carers and siblings) in the South West of Glasgow.

This also took the form of outings that provide fun and stimulation whilst allowing carers to have a break from routine.

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We provided needs led short break opportunities for children and young people with complex additional support needs and their parent/ carers and siblings.

The project supported families to access new opportunities and experiences to improve their confidence and reduce stress.

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Ability Shetland delivered a Holiday Club for children and young people with disabilities and additional support needs in the Shetland Islands.

The Holiday Club offered a fun packed programme of recreational, educational and social activities for six weeks of the year, during the school holidays.

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Nature Therapy Breaks planned to provide two weekend breaks at Dean Castle Country Park in Kilmarnock with therapeutic and nature-themed activities for carers of people living with dementia.

There were a few factors that affected this project that meant that it was not able to go ahead.

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Young Carers Respite Break

We took 12 young adult carers who were involved with our Music Therapy Group on a 3 night break to Edinburgh to visit the sights and attended the Lion King Musical.

The Young Carers loved and had performed songs from musicals but had never attended a live performance.

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