Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020 was a virtual camp experience for 48 young carers which took place Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th July 2020. This project brought the magic, connectivity and respite of camp to young carers in Scotland in the safety of their homes during lockdown.
This project allowed PKAVS carers hub a chance to deliver a programme of opportunities for carers of all ages and their cared for so they could spend valuable time together at a range of socially connected events that were delivered throughout Perth & Kinross.
We provided breaks at various locations for our young adults affected by disabilities so that they could pursue their interests and have fun together with a group of their friends and peers supported by our staff giving their carers some well-needed respite.
The Rangers Charity Foundation provided the opportunity for young people with a Visual Impairment to take part in free football sessions in a fun and friendly environment whilst allowing their carers to enjoy a break from their normal routine.
The Get Up And Go Youth Club delivered three short break activities for children and young people for disabilities, we visited Preston, Legoland and Edinburgh.
The Get Up And Go Youth Club supports young people, from across West Dunbartonshire, who have a wide range of Disabilities, ALSN and often complex underlying health issues. Participants engage in a range of social and educational activities and life enhancing breaks and holidays.
We provided our Star Youth Club which is a specialised youth club provision for young people aged 10-18 years who live in East Lothian and who have a disability.
The club aims to reduce social isolation. Weekly youth clubs are run where the young people can enjoy age appropriate activities .
Glasgow Children’s Holiday Scheme is a registered charity (SCIO) that each year provides holidays for more than 500 disadvantaged and disabled children and their families primarily through holidays at our 5 holiday caravans at Wemyss Bay Holiday Park.
We provided sensory storytelling and creative arts activities for young people with autism at our centre in Pollok, Glasgow. In addition, we provided a space for parents and carers to relax and build relationships with each other.
We provided carers of children/young people with additional support needs across Edinburgh support to assist them to obtain an individualised flexible short break.
We provided a flexible respite service tailored to meet the individual needs of each child and their family. Weekly 1:1 sessions, delivered both in the family home and out in the local community, were arranged and provided at a time which benefited the whole family.