During the year 694 disabled people, their carers and family members benefited from a holiday or short break.
The processing of applications and the assessing of the needs of applicants to ensure that those needs will be met by holiday venues requires significant management input.
As part of the provision of holidays / short breaks the Trust encourages applicants to make contributions towards their holidays, dependant on their means.
In many instances this will form part of the payment for the holiday and will be made directly by applicants to holiday providers. A number of applicants, whilst able to assist with the funding of their holiday require assistance in order to select an appropriate venue.
How we performed:
|Disabled people granted holidays||257|
|Carers on their own||120|
|Carers of disabled people||258|
|Total who have benefited from a holiday||694|
The trust employs on a part-time basis a Chief Executive who visits applicants and assesses both the needs and the financial means of candidates.