We provided fun activities during school holidays benefiting children with disabilities with a stimulating environment while carers get peer support or a total break from their caring role.
This helped provide respite to working/stressed parents enabling children to be involved in their community.
Young people with Asperger Syndrome came together on a fortnightly basis to meet with their peers at our premises in Stirling.
The groups discuss and plan their sessions, promoting some independence and negotiation skills. Sessions range from Lego therapy, short film creation and drama workshops.
Play-Sense is for parent/carers with pre-school children with disabilities. Group meets weekly in a safe, stimulating environment.
Parents & children benefit from increased communication through play. Parents get a break from their caring role in the company of peers who share their experiences.
Quarriers delivered short breaks to 19 carers and 7 children with disabilities from Aberdeenshire. Three group activity sessions and a weekend residential retreat enabled carers and young people to learn, have fun, try new things, improve their wellbeing and enjoy a break from their normal routine.
A monthly peer support group for parent carers and their children held in a local soft play facility,creating friendships and support alongside a menu of flexible respite activities for parents and children including group outings and time out for parent carers.
Disabled children and young people use their imagination to create their own musical theatre, developing skills, building confidence, making friends and having fun through the mediums of music, dance and drama.
We provided the opportunity for 48 children with special needs to attend a variety of short breaks – Saturday outings and weekend (48 hr) and overnight stays (28 hr).
The Me 2 project brought children and young people with additional needs together to take part in a range of themed activity days and short breaks which have built skills,confidence and friendships and provided a break for parents and carers.
The children and young people taking part made friends and gained skills and confidence trying new activities.
Nature Explorers programme provided fun outdoor opportunities for families with children and young people with disabilities during school holidays.
Parents/carers get a break whilst children enjoy accessible, sensory based activities at a range of outdoor countryside/heritage sites.
We provided respite holiday breaks for children suffering from cancer and leukaemia and their families.