New holiday home to provide family breaks

Pagham Parish Council chairman Ray Radmall, second right, opened the new caravan SUS-151105-102737001
Pagham Parish Council chairman Ray Radmall, second right, opened the new caravan SUS-151105-102737001

HOLIDAYS by the West 
Sussex coast are now 
available in a national charity’s adapted caravan.

The Holiday Homes Trust has opened the Rio Willoughby model at Church Farm Holiday Park in Pagham.

The two-bedroom accommodation will provide self-catering breaks for families, groups and 
their carers.

The trust, founded in 1969 by a group of former Scouts, caters for any family whose quality of life is diminished by disability, infirmity or misfortune.

A spokesman said: “We provide accommodation in a welcoming family environment for any family or group who has a member with special needs, families with elderly or frail members, people with any special needs with their carers, single-parent families and low-income families.

“Most of the families who book a holiday through the trust have not a holiday for a number of years, if at all, as they have not been able to find suitable, inexpensive accommodation that would suit their needs.

“Many of the disabled clients come with their carers who also benefit from a change in surroundings.”

All the trust’s caravans have wheelchair access. They are adapted inside, with wider doorway and sliding doors.

Most have wet rooms. This ensures disabled people can stay in a caravan, which many are unable to do otherwise.

The trust has nine caravans and one chalet at nine coastal holiday parks around the UK.

As well as Pagham, the locations include Filey, New Milton, St Austell and Poole.