The Outward Bound Trust
Young Carers Together
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that exists to unlock the potential in young people through learning and adventure in the wild. Funding from the ScottishPower Foundation will support the ‘Young Carers Together’ project.
Working with two young carer organisations - Edinburgh Young Carers and Glasgow Young Carers – Outward Bound is conscious of the issues that young carers often face in their daily lives. Their caring responsibilities can have an effect on their ability to form relationships, and they may struggle to engage at school which can impact their social and emotional wellbeing.
Twenty four young people from each organisation will be selected to participate in an Outward Bound residential course at The Trust’s centre at Loch Eil, near Fort William. By taking part, the participants will develop their ability to cooperate with, rely on, encourage and support each other effectively.
Taking part in challenging and adventurous activities will increase their confidence, they will develop their resilience and learn how to set their own goals and, with the support of their peers, experience real achievement as they reach them together with their team.