Creative Support: Making holidays a reality

Creative Support emphasises the importance of the people they support being able to plan and take holidays, so have comprehensive processes in place to allow people to plan, budget, and access appropriate support for the holiday of their choice.  The process is detailed in Creative Support’s ‘Planning Service User Holidays’ policy. Support is offered from its Client Finance Team, where needed, to ensure all relevant practicalities have been covered so that the holiday arrangements run smoothly. 

Creative Support owns a holiday cottage in the Lake District, called Howe Top, which can be booked by any individuals receiving support from the organisation for short or long breaks. To make it accessible to people, whatever their budget, their first visit to Howe Top is free! The ground floor is fully wheelchair accessible along with a bathroom which is fully adapted. 

Between April 1 2013 and 31 March 2014, 422 people stayed at Howe Top. In addition to this, Creative Support also welcomed over 100 people to its August Open Days, which provides a good insight into the opportunities available at Howe Top.

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