Help us reach our target by Christmas!
We're nearly there! We are so pleased to have raised 91% of our total - and a huge thank you to everyone, the charitable trusts and companies who have supported us. We have put a deposit on a mobile home in the peaceful setting of Hardwicks Park in rural Oxfordshire.
Our holiday home and respite will be for people we support, as well as their families and our hard working support staff.
Often, autistic adults do not have sufficient personal budget to afford, or save for a holiday, especially when the cost of funding their support while away is factored. This means that many miss out on a holiday - for a break from routine, their housemates or families. Our home would provide people with the opportunity to have an affordable annual holiday, as the charge will only be the weekly cost to us.
A respite break is as important as a holiday, providing a solution when individuals need a break from their home. At the moment this need is exacerbated by COVID-19, which has caused heightened anxiety amongst some people we support who for example, find it hard to cope when their routine is broken, or when their staff are wearing masks.