Thera Trust

Holiday Support Fund

Because people with a learning disability often need support to do everyday things, they not only have to fund their own holiday, but also that of a support worker. This funds pays for the support worker where the person cannot pay for it themselves.

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It ran from to

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1090163)

Amount raised

£350

Donations

1

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

  • Mark loved the break and seemed very relaxed.

    — Mark is non verbal - his support worker

  • Mark loved the break and seemed very relaxed.

    — Mark is non verbal - his support worker

Situation

People have to pay double the cost of someone else to go away on holiday, because they need to pay for a support worker as well. It is therefore more costly. But also people with a learning disability are more likely to be on benefits, thus reducing their ability to pay and to get a break away.

Solution

This fund allows people to apply for the cost of a support worker to go on holiday with them, thus removing this obstacle. It means such a lot to someone to be able to go on holiday, when they would not be able to otherwise. Grants of up to £750 will be given to people to fund the support whilst on holiday. Grants from £300 to £748 have been given already.