ASHA (Alternative Scheme for Holiday Aspirations) is an alternative respite scheme located within City of Edinburgh Council Short Breaks Team. ASHA enables adults with a learning disability to access ordinary holidays with the support of a volunteer Holiday Carer. For further information contact Emma Cashmore or Jacquie Robertson on 0131 525 8050 or 0131 525 8051
Threshold West Of Scotland run ‘Choices Short Breaks’ which organises alternative holidays for people with disabilities who would previously have attended respite centres Holidays have been arranged in destinations such as Benidorm and Salou in Spain, Euro Disney in France and Llublijana in Slovenia. For further information contact: Michael Gibson: Tel: 01698 477323 or 07500160749
Door to Door Holidays provide holidays in the UK, Spain, and the USA. Their staff provide 24 hour care for adults with learning disabilities on holiday. They pick up from people’s home address an anywhere in the UK, and drop them back again. Holidays are offered to those who also have special needs, e.g. a physical disability and who require extra support and able to access accommodation designed or adapted for wheelchair access.