Crossing Countries recruiting!

Crossing Countries, a unique organisation that matches disabled students (travellers) with a travel pal, is looking for new travellers for our 2015 trip to Durban, South Africa. They will support you to raise funds to allow you to go out and volunteer with their partners in Durban. In 2014 their travellers volunteered at crèches, schools, hospitals and Operation Bobbi Bear (a charity aiding sexually abused children). Continue reading →

Crossing Countries – challenging boundaries, changing lives

Crossing Countries is a social enterprise that enables disabled students to have the same overseas volunteering benefits and experiences as non-disabled volunteers.

Crossing Countries works by pairing disabled students (‘Travellers’) with non-disabled ‘Travel Pals’. The team then work together to fundraise for the trip whilst the Travel Pal undergoes training associated with their Traveller’s disability.
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Sleep workshops for parents and carers of children and young adults with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome

In February and March 2015, Sleep Scotland will be holding a series of 10 Parent Workshops, specifically for parents and carers of children or young adults with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome and sleep problems. The workshops are part of a short pilot-project, supported by the Scottish Government Autism Fund, and running until the end of March 2015. Continue reading →

Free sleep advice clinics in Dalkeith and Loanhead for children between 6 months and 5 years

Free sleep advice sessions will be held from January at Loanhead Baby Clinic/MSS Bright Start on alternate Friday mornings and Dalkeith Medical Centre on alternate Monday mornings.  The clinic is open to families with children aged 6 months to 5 years.

To book an appointment, contact Sharon Sinclair at or on 0131 663 9998. Continue reading →