Charities providing disabled holidays and accommodation
The following may provide or arrange disabled accessible holiday accommodation or provide support for those in need. Some may require referral by a professional. The list has been compiled by ACE from our research or recommendation however we do not have the resources to make checks, we do not endorse or offer an opinion on these listings, they are provided for reference in good faith.
ACE recommends that for your own protection, travel and accommodation abroad is booked through a reputable tour operator or agent that is backed by ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) and for air travel ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s Licence), we also suggest that adequate travel insurance is purchased. - for more information please see the www.direct.gov.uk website. Charity status can be checked on The Charity Commission for England and Wales website
www.3hfund.org.uk - subsidised group holidays and respite care - charity
www.badaguish.org - Speyside Trust, based at Badaguish Cairngorm Outdoor Centre is a small independent charity helping children and adults with learning difficulties and other special needs
www.beamsleyproject.org - charity that provides self-catering holiday accommodation for people with disabilities in the Yorkshire Dales
www.bendrigg.org.uk The Bendrigg Trust - residential activity centre specialising in high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged people, of any age or ability - Old Hutton, Kendal, Cumbria
www.brothersofcharity.org.uk - a short breaks facility in Lancashire for people with profound and complex needs
www.calvert-trust.org.uk - Outdoor Adventure - Exmoor, Northumbria and The Lake District - charity
www.carersholidays.org.uk - a charity providing low-cost holidays for carers 2 & 3 bedroomed caravans in Torbay and the Cotswolds
www.cet.org.uk - The Countryside Education - Trust Out of Town Centre, fully accessible accommodation
deafblind.org.uk/what-we-do/respite-holidays Deafblind UK owns a six-berth caravan which we let to our deafblind members for holidays
www.disabledholidayinfo.org.uk - UK - Holiday Information for Wheelchair Users (and other people who have easy access needs)
www.disaway.co.uk - organises group holidays with physically disabled people
www.dorothysykescaravans.org.uk - Accessible Holidays for people with Disabilities at Butlins Caravan Village, Skegness
www.dukesbarn.org - An Outdoor Activity Centre in the Peak District focus is children with special needs, hearing or sight impairment and those with physical disabilities including wheelchair users.
www.familyfund.org.uk - Family Fund - Helping disabled children - give grants to families raising disabled and seriously ill children
www.garwoodfoundation.org.uk - offer a fully adapted caravan for hire at Pagham, West Sussex, on 5* park, sleeps up to 6, wet room, hoist, wheelchair access
www.harriet-davis-trust.org.uk - The Trust provides four self-catering holiday houses in Pembrokeshire, UK for families with disabled children at economical prices.
www.helphols.co.uk - UK holidays for lone parent families, single access parents, prisoners' wives and forces wives whose husbands are abroad - charity
www.holidayswithhelp.org.uk - provide respite care breaks for people with disabilities and their carers with support from trained and experienced helpers
www.homelands-fife.co.uk - holiday accommodation and optional supportive day services (cottages and centre)
JollyDays - provide an unforgettable supported holiday for adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
www.livability.org.uk - Christian disability charity with accessible hotel-style accommodation in Somerset or North Wales
www.lockviewholidays.org.uk - hire a canal boat whether you are a family or group that includes someone with a difficulty or disability or a community or disadvantaged group
www.lynealtrust.org - Canal and canalside holidays in beautiful Shropshire for people with disabilities and their families and friends.
www.maisondeslandes.co.uk - Jersey Charitable Trust that runs a holiday hotel catering for disabled guests and their families or escorts, in accommodation which has been specially designed to meet the needs of the disabled
www.nancyoldfield.org.uk - offers disabled and socially disadvantaged people excitement, freedom and adventure on the Norfolk Broads. Also have a bungalow at the Trust's headquarters in Neatishead. It is fully wheelchair accessible throughout
www.newmantrust.org - a voluntary organisation which provides summer holidays for children with special needs.
www.nhfcharity.co.uk - National Holiday Fund for Sick and Disabled Children, take chronically or seriously ill children, temporarily or permanently physically disabled children, on a special, unique adventure to Florida, USA.
www.optionsholidays.co.uk - a not-for-profit organisation running escorted traditional-style holidays for adults with learning difficulties
www.peterlemarchanttrust.co.uk - narrowboat holidays for people of all ages with any kind of disability or illness - Loughborough
www.rafddht.org.uk - The Royal Air Force Disabled Holiday Trust make it possible for both serving and ex-Royal Air Force personnel and their dependants with a severe disability to take holidays in the UK and abroad on equal terms with able bodied people.
www.revitalise.org.uk - accessible respite care - UK
www.ski2freedom.com - encourage and promote snow-sport and mountain activities for disabled, special needs and disadvantaged children and adults.
www.wolframsyndrome.co.uk - WSUK Caravan - 3 bedroom, 8 berth static caravan for use by WS families, affected adults and parents for respite breaks, friends and family.
www.thelinberwicktrust.org.uk - Charitable trust owns accessible cottages
Youth Cancer Trust - YCT provides support & free activity holidays in Bournemouth for teens and young adults with cancer from the UK and Ireland
For professional referral
Clevedon Convalescent Fund - A Christian charity which makes grants for UK residents of limited means who need a convalescent break following illness or trauma, individuals caring for people with health problems or a disability.
The Family Holiday Association - provides help towards holidays for families and children in need. To qualify you must be on a low income, not have had a holiday in the last four years, have at least one child aged three or over and be referred to the Association by a social worker, health visitor, school, GP or a charity.
Torbay Holiday Helpers Network THHN - free action packed holidays, to families who have seriously ill & bereaved children, recently bereaved families and couples who have lost a child and to families who have a terminally ill parent.(holidays are only awarded by referral via NHS medical professionals, Social workers or registered charity support workers).
We also have regional pages with listings of Disabled Holiday Accommodation and links for Disabled Camping and Caravan sites and Holiday Parks.
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