This section will help you get more information on the different things that we do and more about our organisation
- Giving a voice to carers and to all those who need, receive, or provide services
- Campaigning throughout Scotland to raise awareness of the benefits of short breaks
- Working with others, at national and local levels, to develop policies and practices which will result in more imaginative approaches to short breaks services
- Sharing knowledge, skills and experience to improve the range and quality of services and to promote good practice
Our services include:
- Events, networks, publications and learning resources to share knowledge, experience and successful practice
- An online and telephone enquiry service to put carers and service users in touch with short break and respite services that best match their needs
- General information and advice on all matters relating to short break services
Badaguish Centre, an outdoor activity centre located near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park, is designed especially for people of all abilities as a place for them to explore, learn and develop new and exciting skills
What: Short break respite activity holidays for people with learning and multiple disabilities (24-hour respite care)
Who for: Adult and children of all abilities.
What support available:
Medication support available:
Accessibility: Fully accessible with accommodation for wheelchair users
Range of Costs:
Length of stay:
Open: All year
Other info: Badaguish is an exciting yet sheltered environment which people of all abilities can enjoy. Located at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Badaguish is surrounded by fantastic scenery and woodland. Discover new skills and abilities with safety and confidence in the care of our qualified and experienced team.
Speyside Trust is a Scottish Charity which has been providing high quality repsite care activity holidays at Badaguish for 25 years.
Badaguish is registered with the Care Commission Scotland and the Activity Licensing Authority. We welcome pre-visits from clients, parents, carers and social work staff.
There are a number of cuts being proposed in East Renfrewshire for the next financial year that will affect people with learning disabilities. We have identified 5 that will specifically impact on the support that people with learning disabilities need to lead good lives
Two affect only people with learning disabilities.
Atholl support service - We therefore think that the Atholl support service will not be sustainable in the long term as our customers begin to choose who provides their support. We want to be able to manage this change carefully both for our customers and our staff. By redesigning and then commissioning support from external providers we can realise a total 2 year saving of £180,000. (page 8)
From Local Government expenditure estimates for 2012-13, I estimate the NET cost of this service to be about £574k – if so this would be a cut of about 17%. This will be about transferring the service to voluntary organisations. LDAS has no problem with this but it may be more controversial for staff members. We still wouldn’t want the voluntary sector to be seen as a cheap option.
Nominations are sought from the autism community to join the ASD Reference Group’s User and Carer Sub-group to ensure that the needs of people with autism, their parents and carers are reflected and incorporated in the implementation of the strategy.
This year Quarriers, one of Scotland's biggest and most respected voluntary organisation celebrated its 140th birthday. To celebrate Quarriers were invited to have an anniversary stall in the foyer of the Scottish Parliament. A giant cake was baked and iced ready for the party. Here is Kevin Keegan, a long time Quarriers service user talking to Joan McAlpine MSP about what Quarriers means to him