Updated: Mar 10
Care Pack Giveaway
February - a time for us to shine a light on self care and self love. Not only is it Valentines day on the 14th Feb, but it is also National Care Day on the 19th Feb. Look for these hashtags #NationalCareDay #CareDay21 on social media to see what posts are being shared.
'Care Day, the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience, is happening on 19 February 2021. Care Day 2021 is an opportunity to celebrate the rights of care experienced children and young people and is a joint initiative between five children’s rights charities across the U.K. and Ireland, under the 5 Nations 1 Voice alliance. Become in England, EPIC in Ireland, VOYPIC in Northern Ireland, Voices from Care in Wales and Who Cares? Scotland. The alliance wants a world where the childhoods of these children and young people allow them to thrive and achieve their dreams so that they go onto have a future that is fulfilled, and they are proud of.'
So we are showing you how much we care with our 'care pack giveaway 🎁' and to celebrate how awesome you are! A treat for you, your mind and your body. Get your pack by signing up via this link, or by asking your PA.
Pancake Day ~ Tuesday 16th Feb
Have you seen our pancake blog? The link is here and contains a You Tube pancake tutorial from Aaron. https://www.friendsofdorsetcareleavers.org.uk/post/pancakes-sweet-or-savoury-what-do-you-choose
Are you joining us to make pancakes online together - register for the event and join us in Zoom.
Mood Booster Workshops
Already this month, we have hosted a mood booster workshop with Andrea from the Koru Project and there will be 2 more of these in March.
Here is some of the feedback we received from the care leavers who attended~
'She appreciated everything we said and you truly don’t have to say anything if you don't want to. There are no awkward silences. It was a safe space'.
'I really enjoyed the session, was really useful to see that I'm not alone in how I am feeling about lockdown etc. Andrea did a lovely meditation at the end that relieved so much stress and tension in my shoulders. Helped me sleep last night too.'
25th February - Mood Boards with Jodie House Collage Artist
Look out for this one. If you joined any of the collage sessions in December with Jodie, you will know how fun, distracting and therapeutic it can be, ripping and sticking paper! Jodie will be back with us on the 25th for a mood boards session. You will be able to sign up for this on our website soon.
Take care, hope to see you online soon
Katharine, Kaye, Lucy and Tony