Disability Aid Trust

Disability Aid Trust

Description

Holidays, with their promise of a welcome break from our normal routine, are something that many of us look forward to throughout the year. For the able-bodied and financially secure, holidays rarely present problems but for those who are disabled, it can be almost impossible to take a break without a helper travelling with them and it can often be just too expensive to even think about.  At the Disability Aid Trust (DAT) they’re making it possible for the disabled to have a holiday.

The Disability Aid Trust welcomes applications from those who would like to take a break but cannot afford to pay the extra expenses of essential helpers. To qualify your application must be supported by a bona fide organisation, doctor or social worker, willing to verify that you meet the scheme's requirements.


Eligibility Criteria

Applications are accepted from the disabled person or applications made on their behalf. The minimum age for applicants is 17 years. Applications must be supported by a bona fide organisation, doctor or social worker, willing to verify that the applicant meets the scheme's requirements.


Availability

Currently available, but check current restrictions


How to Apply

Applications are reviewed and funds allocated twice a year so be sure to apply by 1 February 2021 for summer holidays and by 1 August 2021 for winter holidays.

Application forms can be obtained from the Secretary at the Disability Aid Trust. See application form via website: 

Disability Aid Trust

Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Hamilton

Ground Floor Left
Princes Gate
60 Castle Street
Hamilton
ML3 6BU

Monday - Friday:
9:00am to 4:30pm

Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Airdrie

Airdrie Locality Support Services
92 Hallcraig Street
Airdrie
ML6 6AW

Monday - Friday:
9:00am to 4:30pm