Working with Vulnerable Groups

Vulnerable young people can get so much out of outdoor adventure, so it’s important to make sure they are offered the opportunity.  Adventurous activities might sound a bit like conquering Mount Everest, particularly for those whose members have physical disabilities, but many of the activities we offer can be adapted to be all-ability friendly.

For example, we can raft canoes together to make them bigger and less susceptible to the elements. We also have recumbent tricycles meaning those with balance or stability issues can enjoy mountain biking. With activities such as climbing, our instructors can accompany participants to descend in an assisted abseil.

Outdoor learning and adventure for vulnerable groups in Moray

Vulnerable Groups

We work with local vulnerable groups, such as Quarriers, Cornerstone (pictured), North East Sensory Services, Moray Women’s Aid and Action for Children throughout the year. When working with more vulnerable young people, we reduce numbers to six to make sure our instructors have the time to focus more closely on each young person. We also work with the Moray Council and Youth Justice.

Groups are run from ages 8 upwards with the outdoor activities being tailored to target the specific needs of different groups. We also work closely with all Moray schools and groups such as Guides, Scouts and Air Cadets.

Outfit Moray can run anything from a one-off activity day to a programme of activities, building skills with a group. We’re fully flexible and able to work our activities around your needs. Please email us to discuss what you have in mind and we’ll work with you to build a suitable programme.

‘Outfit Moray provides an invaluable gateway to the outdoors for many young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, who would otherwise be unable to access these types of activities and sports. The team are highly experienced and professional, and always keep things fun and engaging so that everyone can get involved. Without a doubt, Outfit Moray helps these youngsters increase their self-confidence and take pride in their achievements, which will stand them in good stead for other challenges in life.’

Rory Swann, Cornerstone Moray