This year for the October Holidays we decided to do something a little different and organised two overnight residentials up in the beautiful village of Kinloch Rannoch.
We had one overnight stay for Primary School aged children and one overnight stay for Secondary school aged children. Both groups got up to all sorts of fun activities such as abseiling, canoeing and team building activities.
We were also lucky enough to have Scott Graham from Canadian organisation Kids4Kids come over and host a campfire complete with sing-a-longs, spooky stories and smores!During the October Holidays, we also hosted two day trips which were open to all ages. Kinfauns Stables kindly offered 20 young carers the opportunity to go along and ride some of the horses. We also took the opportunity whilst in the beautiful surroundings of Kinfauns to go for a countryside walk.The second trip was to the Olympia Leisure Pool in Dundee, followed by McDonalds where we all stuffed our faces and then we were off to the cinema where we were all in fits of laughter at the film Johnny English Strikes Back.
We are delighted to announce that Young Carers have been awarded a grant from The Crerar Trust. This funding will prove invaluable in helping us to plan a fun, action packed respite programme for all.
This year the Young Carers team have organized a jam-packed Christmas Extravaganza on the 15th December, 11am to 3pm at The Gateway in Perth.
The Scottish Government is consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland.