Holiday and Respite Home

We are committed to providing the best possible service to autistic adults. Our person-centred approach means that we actively seek to find ways to provide added value to the lives of those we support. We listen to people close to us – autistic adults, families, staff and trustees and we do what we can to ensure their needs, wishes and ideas are acted on.

We rely on donations from individuals, organisations, companies and trusts to help us fund these important developments.

A holiday home has been mooted many times amongst those close to Autism at Kingwood and there are many reasons why such a resource would be an  important and effective resource.

Most autistic adults do not have sufficient personal budget to afford a holiday, especially when the cost of funding their support whilst away is  considered.  They certainly don’t have the income to save up for a holiday, or the ability to pay for their holiday on a credit card and pay later.  This means that many people miss out on a holiday,  a break from routine and their housemates or families.

A holiday home would provide people we support with the opportunity to have an annual holiday, giving them a sense of social participation.  For those living with their family, a holiday can provide respite for their families, but we will also make the home available for parents to stay with their autistic child.

We are increasingly recognised as the charity that can support autistic people with highly challenging behaviours – where other charities can’t – and we are committed to providing this vital support wherever we can. This inevitably means that we need to provide emergency crises support at times, and this home would be able to deliver this.

We are fundraising to purchase a static mobile home on a welcoming holiday park within the Thames Valley area.  Please consider making a donation towards this important project,

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