Family Events

It was such a relief to talk to people who fully understand what it is like to live with a child with diabetes. I learned a lot. It had a dramatic effect on our lives. It was fantastic.

Juliet, mum to David

Type 1 Events for families

As a parent or carer you’ll know that Type 1 diabetes affects the whole family. You’ll have had hard days followed by late night tests, scary readings and moments of joy and relief too. So will all the other families on our Type 1 Weekenders.

Type 1 Weekenders are designed for children with Type 1 and their families, whether it’s parents, carers, siblings or grandparents.

Your child and any brothers and sisters will head off with our trained volunteers, including healthcare professionals, who’ll be looking after them throughout the weekend. They will get to meet other kids with Type 1 and take part in a range of fun-filled activities, including an exciting trip out. There will also be some relaxed, informal learning sessions.

Along with the chance to meet and chat to other families who know what you’re going through, you’ll have the chance to quiz our experts on issues such as technology, what care your child should get from the NHS and their rights in school.

There will also sessions tailored especially for you. So, whether it’s becoming more confident with the basics or learning something new, we’ll be able to help.

We might not be able to tell you exactly how your child’s cannula gets so knotted but you can bet you’ll meet someone who’s spent as much time as you have untangling one. And if you’re not sure what a cannula is, don’t worry, you’ll get to meet other families using insulin pumps at the Type 1 Weekender.

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  1. Ashford Type 1 Weekender

    Apr
    7
    2017

    April 07 2017 - April 09 2017,

    Ashford, Kent, England

    This event took place on 7-9 April...

  2. Telford Type 1 Weekender

    May
    12
    2017

    May 12 2017 - May 14 2017,

    Telford, Shropshire, England

    This event took place on 12-14 May...

  3. Harrogate Type 1 Weekender

    Sep
    22
    2017

    September 22 2017 - September 24 2017,

    Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

    This is a Type 1 Weekender.

    Price:

    £140 per participant (aged 18 and over)

    £90 per child (up to and including age 17)

    The price includes accommodation in a comfortable hotel, food and refreshments, snacks, activities and trips out

    These events are for the whole family and offer a dual activity programme for parents/carers and children with Type 1 as well as their siblings...

  4. Edinburgh Type 1 Weekender

    Nov
    3
    2017

    November 03 2017 - November 05 2017,

    This is a Type 1 Weekender.

    Price:

    £140 per participant (aged 18 and over)

    £90 per child (up to and including age 17)

    The price includes accommodation in a comfortable hotel, food and refreshments, snacks, activities and trips out

    These events are for the whole family and offer a dual activity programme for parents/carers and children with Type 1 as well as their siblings...