Caravan for Hire
With initial funding from the National Lottery, Muirhead purchased a static caravan at Pettycur Bay. The caravan is an important resource to Muirhead as it allows us to offer families the experience of a holiday together when they otherwise would not have been able to afford this luxury.
We offer holidays in the caravan at no cost to families who have been referred to the Project. This aids families in keeping together and helping to re enforce the family ties and bonds. It provides them with a stable setting to concentrate on building their relationships with each other in a safe setting and with support if needed. It allows Muirhead’s staff to be involved with the families in a different setting out with the family home and to let them see the dynamics and needs of the family as a unit.
We provide transport to and from the caravan and also food if necessary. Quite often this is the first time that any of these families have experienced a holiday with quality time together. We can also use the Caravan for planned day visits for children to carry out some activities locally with their Parents. It can also provide a good environment for Muirhead staff to carry out one to one work with some of the children referred to us.
We rent out the caravan at £50 per night to family/friends of Muirhead and anyone else who is interested in staying there and respecting the space. The money that we generate through rental bookings helps ensure that we can continue to offer vulnerable families a holiday experience.