The name SHIP stands for Support, Help and Integration in Perthshire for children with complex special needs. Some of our children have cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and downs syndrome; many have physical as well as mental health challenges. We are based at Glenearn Campus in Perth.
SHIP runs two Youth Clubs each week for children with special needs. The Clubs are split by age, with one Club for age 5-12 years, and the other for age 12 years and over.
SPLASH is our popular Play Scheme run during school holidays and often takes the children away on full day trips to visit educational or recreational venues such as the Glasgow Science Centre, Edinburgh Zoo and Dynamic Earth.
Social inclusion is very much a priority, and our children are always matched 1:1 with non-disabled Volunteers who support them during Youth Club and the holiday Play Schemes.