Our Project developed new para-football sessions within grassroots clubs in the east of Scotland to give the opportunity for young people with disabilities to take part in regular physical activity benefiting their health, improve social skill and create friendships.
Our project was aimed at children with autism and their families who live in Edinburgh. We provided a range of activities for children such as soft play sessions, fun days and a separate programme of respite opportunities for parents including coffee mornings, quiz nights and social events
Inverclyde Carers Centre Family Breaks Project aimed to provide 100 family outings for Carers of Children in Inverclyde, and to employ a Carer Support Assistant for 6 months, to identify, plan and publicise the benefits these breaks and others brought.
We delivered a specialised children’s 2020 school holiday activity programme for children with a learning disability and complex needs.
The project provided children aged 4 to 18 with a fun and inclusive programme of activity throughout school holidays whilst providing carers with a break.
We facilitated peer support activities for young people with disabilities. Each week young people with disabilities were broken up in to small groups and participated in activities that they chose.
They were supported throughout the activity by our peer support volunteers whilst their carers had a break.
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. We also secured funding to create a sensory caravan.
We delivered The Yards Youth Clubs which are three youth clubs for disabled teenagers between 14-18 yrs.
The clubs meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 2.5 hours and work with a maximum of 16 teens to help friendships form, enable positive wellbeing and give the opportunity of independence.
We worked with a variety of festivals across Scotland to support them to be more inclusive of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).
As people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families can feel left out, on the margins of society. They identified that festivals were a great place to enjoy meaningful time together as a family. This project supported that vision and helped festivals to be more inclusive.
Au-some Animators is a small group of young autistic people age 13-18 in Midlothian who meet every Friday night in a local library. The club offers a regular social life for young people who enjoy animation.
The Saturday Adventure Team provided opportunities for autistic children to get together in a safe and supported environment to have fun, make friends, explore and expand their horizons.
The regular six hour sessions give parents and carers valuable time to do other things at the weekend.