With lockdown slowly easing we can look forward to planning a holiday or a special family day out. West Dorset Mencap are very pleased to announce that they can now offer special grant funding to help support costs of booking a getaway or day out with your family or carer. Funding is available for people with learning disabilities and their families who live in the West Dorset region.
West Dorset Mencap took the very difficult decision during the pandemic to sell their accessible caravan at Littlesea holiday park in Weymouth. The charity has owned a caravan at this site for over twenty years and during this time hundreds or people with a leaning disability have enjoyed special holidays with their families and carers. In recent years, West Dorset Mencap have seen fewer local people benefiting from using the caravan so the committee agreed the time has come to sell and to set up a grant scheme which will fund holidays or special days out.
The scheme is open to anyone with a learning disability who lives in our local West Dorset area. Grants can be awarded to help towards the cost of a holiday within the UK or a special day out. Whether it be for a holiday in Cornwall or a day out at a local attraction we would like to help.