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Wigan and Leigh young Carers
Added Date: 4th May 2018

I had the pleasure of facilitating a circle for a group of young people who have caring responsibilities for either their parents or siblings.

Wigan and Leigh young Carers provide these young people with a break from their caring responsibilities and organise activities that will help them to get to know and make friends with people of their own age and create natural support mechanisms to help them cope with their responsibilities.
Last night’s circle started with the obligatory pizza – enjoyed by all as usual!

We then had a quick ice-breaker – which team could build the highest shoe tower, The more “serious” part of the session was to look at the activities list they had created previously and using a priority matrix, discuss the cost versus complexity of each to produce an activity schedule for the next 12 months. The young people undertook this exercise themselves, deciding which events were more popular than others and agreeing what time of year they would look t...

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with Ellie Greenaway
Added Date: 25th June 2014

When I first met Ellie she was 14 years old and like any other teenager wanted to be out and about and having fun, but due to having to spend a lot of her time in hospital having various operations this really affected her confidence. Ellie found it difficult to leave the house at this time which was frustrating for her as she really wanted to be out there. We still had fun in the house, we always found something to do such as drawing, watching movies , painting her bedroom etc but knowing how i...
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Ellie's Blog

Part Two!
Added Date: 19th June 2014

Here is the second part of Ellie's blog, where she introduces us to her PAs, Collette, Beth and Rachel

This blog I will be talking about my PA’s, things like how much they mean to me, what fun things we have done so far, and the things that I like doing with them.

The first PA I’m going to talk about is Collette.
Collette has been with me since I was 14 years old, she has been on amazing adventures with me, the best one being a family holiday to San Francisco. Collette is really good...

Blogger: Ellie Greenaway

Ellie's Blog

Part One
Added Date: 9th June 2014

Hi everyone, My name is Ellie Greenaway, and I've been asked by Embrace to write a blog. Why me you might ask ?
Well, I'm an 18 year old girl who loves music , hanging out with my friends, using my Facebook, going to gigs and seeing my beautiful boyfriend.

This of course, is not an unusual list of likes for an 18 year old girl. I have an amazing life, and would like to tell you guys all about it.

My life has not always been easy though. I have a disability called cerebral palsy. This has ...

Blogger: Ellie Greenaway

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