A story by Linn Park Youth Group
We achieved our aim and more. The young people had a wonderful 2 days of activities which they would otherwise have been unable to participate in. Parent/carers also joined in with activities and everyone was able to socialise in the evening.
Parent/carers returned refreshed, re-energised and ready to continue in their caring role.
Tip 1:Encourage parent/carers to attend, i.e. advising them their young people will be able to participate in ALL activities.
Tip 2:The trip will be a learning experience for both parent/carers and young people
Tip 3:Have fun, enjoy and you will be able to relax knowing your young people are safe and are being included in all aspects of the weekend
Parent/carers also have the chance to share experience, knowledge and sometimes just have a good old moan with other parent/carers. We are "all in the same boat" so to speak and it is wonderful to be in an environment where our young people are neither stared at nor frowned upon for their sometimes unusual behaviours.