Before the pandemic we offered some day trips and a choice of two supported holidays each year to help clients get away for a few days. Donations to our 2021 Big Give Christmas Challenge helped make it possible to take 48 clients on holiday to Suffolk in September. Jamie, who has enjoyed many Reach holidays was packed and ready to go in August! He kindly kept a diary and shared his thoughts about his time away which you can read below.
During the 3-night breaks, clients can practice their communication and social skills, try exciting new activities and - most importantly - relax and enjoy themselves in a safe and supportive group. Our holidays are very person-centred to ensure that they are fully accessible for each client. Families and carers can enjoy some much-needed respite from caring responsibilities.
The time and care of staff and volunteers help make these holidays affordable – without them these breaks simply could not happen.