Reach Learning Disability

Holidays & More

We seek funding towards the costs of supported holidays, leisure activities & day trips for over 300 adults with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire. Funding will enable us to plan & provide diverse, safe & fun activities tailored to people’s individual needs & interests.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1076318)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£16,000

Amount raised

£16,600

Donations

54

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

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

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

People with learning disabilities (our clients) are one of the most ‘easy-to-ignore’ groups in society & are currently at higher risk than ever of loneliness & poor physical & emotional wellbeing due to the pandemic. Problems include low self-confidence, low self-esteem, phobias & increased social anxiety. Many rely on low incomes or live in areas with poor public transport & have limited opportunity for beneficial social & leisure experiences, including exploring Nottinghamshire & beyond.

Solution

Our experienced staff will plan & offer low-cost supported holidays & leisure activities to people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire providing opportunity to improve self-esteem, build confidence & increase independence. Being away from home in a safe environment surrounded by expert staff who are known to them enables people to feel more confident to try new activities & broaden their horizons. Our staff are trained to provide bespoke support to meet individual needs & aspirations.

  • Everyone on the holidays always has a great time and we all get on really well together.

    — Kirsty, Reach Holiday, January 2020

  • Kirsty really looks forward to her two holidays a year with Reach. She is buzzing when she arrives home. She has become much more confident and outgoing since she started going on the holidays. It gives us a break and helps Kirsty to gain more confidence in her step towards independence.

    — Marlene, Kirsty’s Mum, January 2020

  • At first I was a little scared but when we got there I was fine. All of my friends and staff want me to come back my best part of the holiday was all of the activities.

    — Jamie, Reach Holiday, January 2020