Demelza Older Siblings Group
Being a teenager can be tricky. Having a brother or sister with a life-limiting or life-threatening diagnosis can further complicate this time. At Demelza we run activities to support some of the social isolation that can be common among siblings.
The Older Siblings group is for young people aged ten years old and over, and meets monthly to take part in a range of engagement activities. This summer, the siblings camp took place in August at Challenger Troop near Sittingbourne between 21st and 25th August. Eight young people took part in the camp and engaged in activities including bushcraft, laser tag, archery, camp cooking, fire building, climbing and camouflage and concealment.
In the past year, activities have included going to Arethusa Venture Centre and welcoming GamingVault, a self-containing video game bus, to the hospice. Through the coming year, activities will include art, trampoline, Escape Room, Laser Tag, kayaking and much more.
We also plan to offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme to siblings in year 9 onwards in the near future.
In addition, we will be running programmes dedicated to improving mental well-being and emotional literacy tailored to specific aged groups.
The Older Siblings is always keen to welcome new members and if anyone would like to know more information then please do contact our Transition/Engagement Support Worker on 01795 845187