Holidays and activities and local support for disabled children: Get advice at our Facebook Q&A

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Friday 7 June 2024

Tags: short breaks, play and leisure, summer holiday activities

Many disabled children say that leisure and play are the most important things missing in their lives — often due to accessibility barriers and a basic lack of information available locally.

To help your family make the most of summer together, you’re invited to take part in a special Q&A session with our advisers in our Facebook Group on Thursday 20 June between 10-1130am.

This is a great opportunity to get advice about accessing holidays, activities and short breaks for your disabled child including:

  • Getting help with holiday costs
  • Disability-friendly venues
  • Accessing short breaks
  • Finding suitable play schemes
  • Accessing special equipment and toys

Where possible advisors will also try and signpost to local support. Contact with other families can be a great way to find out about fun things to do as well as sharing tips and ideas.

How to join the Q&A

To take part, you must be a member of our Facebook Group. Simply answer the three membership questions when prompted, and one of our moderators will let you in.

Then, visit our group anytime between 10-11:30am on 20 June to ask your question under our special Q&A post.

The session will be carried out in writing (not a live video). This means you don’t have to stay for the whole duration: just pop your question in the comments, and then come back at a time that suits you to read our reply!

Can’t make it on Thursday?

If you can’t make it, don’t worry! You will still be able to read through the Q&A in our Facebook Group even after the session is finished.

We also have lots of information about holidays, play and activities on our website, as well as advice about accessing short breaks, finding charitable grants and applying for leisure discounts.