We recognise that some of our service users often need financial support to be able to come away on a trip to Bendrigg.
With statistics like these, we felt it was important that we do something to help. Which is why we have created a digital funding pack.
What is the funding pack?
The pack is made up of relevant grant making trusts and funders, who specifically fund costs towards holidays and carers for disabled people. This means that if you’d like to come on a trip to Bendrigg, but are struggling to afford the cost, you can simply request a copy of the pack, find a relevant funder and apply to them for financial support.
Who is it for?
It has been created to be used by all our service user groups. That includes :
There are then further options within each of these sections to help you find the most relevant funders that could help you with the cost towards a trip to Bendrigg.
How can I get a copy of the pack?
All you need to do is ask! Simply call us on 01539 723766 or send us a request via our contact page HERE
Are you a family with a disabled child? We recently wrote a blog piece highlighting some of the services that are available to you…. Check it out here.
The latest video in our Adventure for All series follows the lovely Bancroft Family. We asked them to share “a life in the day of the Bancrofts” and captured their recent residential to Bendrigg with PHAB families.
“For anyone with 3 young boys, life can be tough, but when you have a child with additional needs, things can become much more of a challenge” – Lisa, Mum
Archie, aged 11, has a rare genetic condition called Cri Du Chat syndrome. Learning difficulties, poor muscle tone & a high-pitched cat like tone of voice are amongst a few of the symptoms caused by this condition.
Over time, Lisa (Mum) and Matt (Dad), have built up a great network of support through attending various clubs, activities and Cri Du Chat conferences which has helped them to feel less isolated and build confidence as a family.
Phab has been providing inclusive opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people of all ages since 1957. There are around 150 Phab Clubs across England and Wales, some meeting weekly, where people can enjoy each other’s company and take part in a wide range of activities and social events such as crafts, discos, sport, music, games, theatre visits or trips out.
Phab also provides a programme of exciting Residential Holiday Projects for families, children, young people and young adults, many of which are held at Bendrigg Trust. Whilst being away from home, either for a weekend or a week, everyone can make the most of the outdoor activities on offer, build their self-esteem, confidence and independence,make friends and have a huge amount of fun!
To find out more about the amazing Phab Holiday Projects or to see where your nearest Phab Club is then please go to our website www.phab.org.uk or call Rebecca Hargreaves (National Projects Manager) on 01254 824784
Riding For The Disabled
Riding For The Disabled (RDA) is a nationwide project which aims to enrich lives through horses. Run entirely by volunteers, RDA provides therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement through horse and carriage rides.
They welcome clients with physical and learning disabilities and autism, and there are no age restrictions. With centres located all across the UK you can use the search tool by clicking on their website below to find a group that’s local to you.
In the video you may remember seeing Archie smiling from ear to ear, riding along on a fabulous Tom Cat Trike. Going out on the bikes is a great activity for all the family, but for the Bancroft’s and probably many other families, purchasing an adaptive trike is only possible with some financial support.
The Tom Cat Trikes have a great page on their website which tells you about funding organisations that may be able to help towards the cost of a Tom Cat Trike.
It was wonderful to see all of the families from PHAB enjoying taking park in our adventure activitiesTOGETHER. Did you know that we run open family weekends where families with a disabled member (Parent or/and child) can come to Bendrigg for a fully inclusive weekend of FUN!