Our services are all unique in their own way, providing person-centred support for individuals according to their needs. What unifies us, is the commitment of our team to create positive environments and communities, never more so than now.

Across the year, we host fun-filled events to motivate the people we support. This month it’s been about creating Halloween experiences for everyone to enjoy. New restrictions may have changed some of our original plans, but it hasn’t stopped our team from getting creative and suggesting innovative ideas.

Services were transformed into spooky houses, with ghosts, pumpkins, and anything that might make your hair stand on end! We identified some talented pumpkin carvers, with people supported crafting most of our spooky decorations. Louise, a support practitioner from Edinburgh, helped Jill carve pumpkins. To make the design extra ghoulish, they used bicycle lights to light-up the pumpkin and make it flash!

There may not be trick or treating, but our services definitely treated people over the weekend. From goody bags filled to the brim with surprises, to a virtual Halloween party and sing-along, the Carr Gomm team went above and beyond to create a Halloween that won't be forgotten in a hurry.

There is no Halloween without dressing up, so we also hosted an organisation-wide competition for the best Halloween costume.  Congratulations to John for winning the people supported category, and to the Merchiston and Ettrick service for winning the staff prize.


Find out more about our community link work, and person-centred values: www.carrgomm.org/community-link-working