Successful Inverness event marks Care Day
Inverness celebrated ‘Care Day’ with an event held at the James Cameron Community Centre last Friday (17 February 2017)
A collaboration between Highland Council, High Life Highland, Who Cares? Scotland and EQ sports, the event celebrated care experienced young people with delicious food, arts and crafts, a silent disco, ‘bubble football’ and a chance for the young folk to meet their corporate parents.
Chief Executive of The Highland Council Steve Barron who took part in the day said: “In Highland, 456 children and young people are looked after, with 341 looked after away from their homes. The Council is the corporate parent for all of these children and as Chief Executive I see my role not only as a responsibility, but a real opportunity to improve their futures. Coming together to celebrate Care Day was a great way to meet up, try new activities and make new friends. I’m sure everyone who took part, the young people and the adults, all got a lot out of the day, I know I did.”
Gavin Morgan (Who Cares Scotland) said: “What a lovely way to celebrate Care Day in Inverness, and even some young people from Moray were invited to join young people across Inverness. It was fantastic to have fun, enjoy each other’s company and make new connections. A huge thank you to great collaborative working and to Donna Bentley (CHAMPS coordinator) who organised the event with help from Naomi Hyslop (HighLife Highland) and EQ sports.”