Indepen-dance provided 3 x weekly creative movement and dance sessions over 43 weeks for 45 adults with learning disabilities in Glasgow and 1 x 6 day dance residency for 25 disabled adults.
Both activities offered the participants an opportunity to develop new skills and friendship.
Sis-Bro is a project for young carers who have siblings with additional and complex support needs such as autism, sensory impairment’s, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.
We supported 7-14 year old young carers to have time outside of their caring role.
Our Project provided short breaks to young carers and the person they care for who live in East Lothian. A choice of short breaks were offered allowing young carers to have a break from caring while spending quality time with the person they care for enjoying an activity they would not normally be able to.
The project involved taking groups of carers to rural and remote rural parts of Scotland to take part in supported residential breaks. Activities such as Astronomy, Chemistry, Tours, Art Workshops, Village Hall Cinema Nights, Singing, Music and Ceilidhs were available over the course of the breaks.
Community Central Hall delivered a multi-faceted activity programme for isolated Cared-for People with disabilities/Additional Support Needs during which time their Carer(s) received much-needed respite.
We also aimed to help both groups re-integrate back into the community to tackle isolation, regain their independence, and improve their health/well-being.
We provided two social groups for Young Carers (8-13 yrs & 13-16 yrs) living in Inverclyde. The groups provided Young Carer’s with regular respite time away from their caring responsibilities, opportunities to take part in various activities, and to develop peer relationships with other Young Carers.
Young Adult Carers decided on a trip to London. Travelling beyond the West Coast of Scotland, to meet other young adult carers, visit places of interest, London Eye, Dungeons & travel by sightseeing bus. Offering a break from caring roles, new experiences & build relationships.
Milan provided a quality break for carers/ex carers from South Asian communities in Edinburgh and The Lothians who care for older people, giving them opportunities of therapeutic/educational sessions which is otherwise not possible due to their demanding and stressful roles.
The Outward Mobility project provided breaks for young people with learning disabilities across Edinburgh and The Lothians.
These short breaks included day trips and trips away from home, to facilities such as Center Parcs. These afforded valuable respite breaks to carers and the people that they care for.
MECOPP organised a programme of short breaks for carers and the cared for from the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland.
These breaks promoted positive well-being, reduced isolation, increased confidence and the potential to realise personal ambitions as well as increasing knowledge of carer support.