The Alex Timpson Trust was formed to support the rights and lives of Looked After children. The Trust helps with education, advice and help schools understand the importance of looking after Fostered and Adopted Children. The Trust also understands the importance of ‘Family Time’ so they provide access to holiday homes around the whole country for Foster Families.
Get one of the best outdoor experiences ever. In this camping resort by the coast you can go of adventures and do whatever. With the whole thing being disabled friendly, it’s the best thing you could do!
East Soar Outdoor Experience is situated on a National Trust farm in one of the the most breathtaking parts of South Devon. On the headland, just above the picturesque town of Salcombe the location is perfectly suited to provide children and young people with an outdoor experience that will stay with them forever. The centre primarily provides outdoor educational opportunities for children with additional educational needs but also caters for mainstream groups. Under our Giving Back Scheme we offer local schools and youth groups the opportunity to enjoy free outdoor educational days at the farm. As we are situated on a National Trust farm we also work very closely with our local Rangers to ensure schools and families have access to our beautiful surroundings.
As well as residential school trips and day workshops, in our spare capacity we offer a catered camping service. Currently we are able to offer children with SEN a 50% discounted rate.
The Newman Holiday Trust is a voluntary organisation which provides summer holidays for children with special needs. The holidays provide a range of fun activities in a safe and supported environment and use a care ratio of one helper to one child at all times.
Activities can include theme park and cinema trips, swimming, horse riding, bouncy castles, organised visits from the fire brigade and Armed Forces, magic and talent shows, discos and so much more besides. The holidays also allow for quieter, more relaxed moments, perhaps involving sensory play, arts and crafts or simply enjoying the peaceful surroundings.
Each holiday is run by volunteers, led by two holiday organisers. Every child has their own volunteer carer, and other “spare” volunteers are around to help out. Every holiday has at least one nurse to give the children whatever medication they may need, to support volunteers in providing for the children’s needs, and to make sure that we are all happy, healthy and active!
The Donna’s Dream House Charity in Blackpool is a locally based trust providing free holiday experiences for children and teenagers with life-threatening illnesses and their families, and for recently bereaved siblings and their families.
The Orchyd holiday aims to be a fantastic ten-day experience. Based in St. Martin’s Church Hall in Ruislip, where the children lay their heads at night and where they are assigned a helper each morning before setting off on another amazing day’s adventure.
A specially-designed camp that provides Therapeutic Recreation programmes for children with serious illnesses, and their families. For children affected by serious illnesses – primarily cancer and serious blood diseases – from Ireland, Britain and throughout Europe, and their families.
Accessible cruise ships offering disabled cabins, disabled WC’s and lifts to all levels. Destination such as Norway, Antarctics and Greenland.
Family friendly and wheelchair accessible safari holidays to the disabled traveller in the Kruger National Park, Garden Route and day tours in Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa. Site provides images, flight and accommodation details and prices.