I was very nervous about sending my daughter on this holiday. It would appear my anxieties were unnecessary!
I have to admit that I was very wary about letting [my daughter] go away for a week on her own. I needn’t have worried
My son has had a wonderful experience and I have been able to spend quality time with my younger son.
You gave our daughter a wonderful holiday experience and we are so grateful.
My daughter had a wonderful time and it helped greatly with her confidence and social skills.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Trust to others.
The Newman Holiday Trust is a registered charity that is inspected every year by Ofsted - the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.
In 2016 we were judged to be OUTSTANDING in all areas of our inspection. This was the fifth time in a row that we achieved this top rating in all areas.
Here is a summary of the report's findings:
"The residential holiday scheme for disabled children is outstanding because:
Children and young people make excellent progress in a very short space of time, particularly with developing their confidence and self-esteem. This has a significant impact on their everyday life after the holiday.
There are consistently very positive comments from parents about the significant benefits of the holiday for children and young people and for their parents, carers and families.
Children and young people have an extremely positive experience and access activities that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to try.
Interests and talents are discovered and children and young people find out about what they enjoy and what they are good at.
Volunteers give up their time year after year because they are highly motivated by the significant progress that children and young people make.
The holiday organisers are inspirational and creative, and ensure that children and young people’s experiences are at all times extremely positive.
The volunteer team are extremely enthusiastic, energetic, well trained and prepared. Their excellent quality of care adds to the already positive experiences for children and young people."
This report reflects the huge team effort put in across the whole Trust. We are, of course, continually working very hard to make sure that we maintain and build upon these standards.