During the April holidays, 9 young carers headed to Loch Eli to Outward Bound for a week of adventure.
They took part in an overnight expedition which involved canoeing for 4 hours then setting up a camp, cooking rations and sleeping out in tents. They also took part in abseiling, rock climbing and rock scrambling on Ben Nevis.
This residential gave young carers an opportunity to not only have a break from their caring orle, but to try new experiences and activities that they would not normally be able to do. They also got to make new friends and build self-esteem away from their caring role.
Two of our young carers were lucky enough to be offered scholarships from the Outward Bound Trust to return for an extended residential next summer. Everyone had a great time and have asked to go to Loch Eli again next year...watch this space!!
Short Breaks fund for young carers opens https://www.pkavscarershub.org.uk/time-for-me-time-to-live
Come join us for our annual Christmas Extravaganza! There will be lots of fun and Christmas activities to take part in as well as meeting the big man himself... Santa!
Katie Marshall, Young Carers Coordinator has been awarded this year's PKAVS Employee of the Year 2019.