The open nest. I read the website, it is unclear to me how they get funded, apparently it is a free service. (dare who complains that they can not get respite..., here it is free). I don't know, something does not feel right, they talk about experience and some quelifycations between the 6 who started this. The qualifications are not impressive, no mention about the sort of experiences they have. They do something with safe restraining, here big alarm bells go off in my head. They say they take any child, agression no problem........ They do not have proper accomodation as far as I can judge, sleeping in caravans. (one kick against the wall and the child sleeps outside, lol) I don't know, what are you thinking about this? Would you sent your child there? All you who could do with a week or 2 respite?
As far as Open nest goes the people who run it include an adopter who has had a difficult time with her daughter and got through it mainly by learning herself. It is a charity funded by paying guests at camp-site (when not being used for respite) and also at hotel they own in Whitby. they have a camping barn type accommodation as well.
Married to Droroin, Mum to DS Sqk (9) moved in Oct 13
Know what you mean bop. Our older boy had 4 good camps with SU. Not sure it would really count as respite, but certainly felt like it to us, first week away from us since placement was scarily quiet. I think pathfinders do similar camps in England. don't think either does camps for younger kids though, just over 10 or so.
Mum to AS, Emperor (18) & AS, King (12), (10 & almost 7 at placement). Married to DH, Rockhopper.
Does anyone have any knowledge of Siblings Together camps. They speicialise in bringing siblings who have been separated by the care system together for a holiday. Website looks reassuring but first hand feedback would be appreciated.
Our adoptees had several Su holidays Even blossom went on those The best christian one was christians in sport Partridge loved it Got a huge amount from it and they were the most accommodating re needs and took vulnerability seriously Family holiday wise Brunel manor in Torquay are very understanding & supportive
Mum to AS (19) who is home, AD ( 17) who isn't and BD (7). Lucked in when married my best friend and became a mummy. Partial to a cuddle and a cuppa tea....