The Holiday Homes Trust

 

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View from the holiday parkAt Silver Travel Advisor we have discovered a wonderful organisation called the Holiday Homes Trust, a registered national charity, which provides very reasonably priced self-catering holiday accommodation for any family whose quality of life is diminished by disability or infirmity.

We feel that the Trust may be of interest to Silver Travellers or their relatives, as it provides accommodation in a welcoming family environment for any family or group who has a member with special needs, and this includes families with elderly or frail members, people with their carers’, single parent families and low income families.

There are nine caravans and one chalet, at nine coastal holiday parks around the UK in Yorkshire, Norfolk, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and South Wales*.

The Holiday Homes TrustHoliday makers include those who are wheelchair reliant because of disabilities and the Trust provides the opportunity for every single family member to enjoy freedom and life away from the home environment. Most of the families who book a holiday through the Holiday Homes Trust have not had a family holiday for a number of years (if at all), as they have not been able to find suitable, inexpensive accommodation that would suit their needs.

The Trust brings families together in a relaxing, welcoming environment where their needs are catered for and they can simply enjoy a leisurely break. Many disabled clients come with their carers’, who also benefit from a change in surroundings.

The Holiday Homes TrustAll holiday makers are encouraged to complete evaluation forms at the end of their holidays.  Here are just two of the many positive comments received:

“The accommodation was excellent, really spacious and so easy for my disabled sister in the shower room. Thank you, just what we all needed” 

“A huge thank you for providing families like ours the chance to have a holiday.”


Without the help of the Trust, some families would not be able to afford a holiday at popular Holiday Parks as the prices are lower than booking directly at the parks for a disabled caravan.  Also, without the wheelchair access a lot of disabled people are unable to have a holiday in a caravan.  The feedback received from families with a disabled member has been very positive and they frequently mention that without the Trust they would not have been able to have had a holiday.

Booking enquiries are welcomed and out of season prices are very reasonable (as low as £120 for a week’s holiday) and include gas/electricity and entertainment passes.

The Holiday Homes TrustFor more information, please visit www.holidayhomestrust.org
Or email [email protected] or call 020 8433 7290

*Burnham on Sea (Haven), Exmouth in Devon (Haven), Great Yarmouth (Haven), Kidwelly (Park Resorts), New Milton in Hampshire (Hoburne Naish), Paignton in Devon (Hoburne Torbay), Poole in Dorset (Haven), St. Austell in Cornwall (Pentewan Sands Holiday Park) and Skipsea in East Yorkshire (Skirlington Leisure Park).  All of the caravans have wheelchair access and are adapted inside with wider doorway and sliding doors.  Three of the caravans (New Milton, Burnham and Paignton) have wheel-in showers.
 

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  • Silver-Travel-Advisor
    about 6 years ago
    Holiday Homes Trust have asked us to post their response:

    Hello Mike

    Thank you for posting your comment.

    Unfortunately, we have no plans at this time to place one of our caravan near Scotland. We had a caravan in Berwick up until last year but we had to sell it as there was very little demand and we were getting very few bookings for this area and it was costing us money to keep it going. Most of our holiday makers are prefer the south coast and that is where our demand is.

    We are sorry that we could not be of any help but if you do require our services at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us here at Holiday Homes.

    Kind regards


    Marion Killoran
    Administrator
    The Holiday Homes Trust
  • mike1023
    about 6 years ago
    As a welfare manager based in Edinburgh for an RAF charity I was interested I your holiday facilities for the elderly with mobility issues. It is disappointing that there are no such facilities in Scotland. Many of our clients would benefit from a short holiday but cannot travel far.
    I would like to publicise your facilities in ourwelfare bulletins - do you have any plans for such facilities in Scotland?

    Many thanks

    Mike