Barnardo’s Apna Project works in a variety of ways with children and young people aged 0 to 25 years old from families in Glasgow. They are as follows:
- Home Care Service - Home care involves Apna staff providing personal care to children and young people aged from 0 to 25 years old with all forms of mild to severe disabilities throughout the day, thus giving parent carer and siblings respite from their caring responsibilities.
- Social Inclusion and One to One - We provide a befriender who takes the child or young person out and enable them to learn new skills and enjoy leisure activities. One‐to‐One support is provided to children and young people with disabilities from the ages 5 to 25 years old. The aim of this service is to ensure they receive all the support they need in order to perform well and learn new skills which help them to improve their confidence.
- Carers’ Support Group - The carers’ support group offers a platform for sharing information and providing mutual support to families in a similar situation. It helps to ensure that families are getting all the support they are entitled to, offering them time for themselves and challenges the isolation they may feel in the wider community. Carers’ meet once a month and join in activities.
- Apna 19+ - As well as on going current services such as, One to One, Community Support and Sitter Service, the service will also implement the following activities:
Group Work that will include:
-Sports, Drama Classes, Painting Classes, Arts & Crafts and much more
-Help with employment and access to colleges will be provided
Apna 19+ will also escort to and from colleges and clubs