Respite Service Including Summer Camp

Ågrenska provides respite care during weekends and school holidays, mainly for children and teenagers from Gothenburg and the near area. The participants have a wide range of functional impairments, e.g. multiple disorders, motor disabilities without mental impairment, behavioural disorders and autism, and the needs vary widely.

All participants come regularly once a month in fixed groups and on each occasion they encounter the same group members and the same staff. Our aim is to create groups as homogeneous as possible so that the participants can benefit from each other and shared activities.

Vattenlek, foto.Every group has goals  according to our established goals for preparation for independence and self-determination, social coaching, friendship, leisure activities, developing understanding of  the disability and its consequences. Naturally we consider the needs, desires, and interests of the individual participants and groups.

The program during a weekend  is composed in accordance to the goals of the different groups, but also in accordance with the needs and desires of each individual within the group.

We continuously perform documentation and evaluation.

Summer Camps

During the summer we arrange weekly camps. The participants of our weekend groups stay one or two weeks, together with their group. Children and teenagers not part of our weekend groups are also welcome during the summer. For the younger children we offer day camps, since the summer camp often serves as the first experience of being away from home.

The aim of the summer camp is similar to the aim of the weekend camps; to make friends, to try different activities, to encounter others in a similar situation and to become more independent. During the summer, a nurse is always present to see to the participants’ medical needs. The size of the different groups is in accordance with the special needs of each participant.
Both our respite service and our summer camps serve as an opportunity for the participant’s families to enjoy time without the demands that come with the disorder.

For further information, please contact
Gunilla Jaeger, 
or Birgit Johansson,

HM Drottning Silvia är Ågrenskas beskyddare

Agrenska is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations