- Get involved
All our helpers are provided with training at the start of the holidays. This is usually conducted by the Holiday Organisers, nurse and/or other experienced helpers before the children arrive.
A copy of our TRAINING MANUAL is available to download here in PDF format. This provides some useful guidance on helper responsibilities, basic medical and day to day care, and other ideas for assemblies, games, songs etc. Please note this is only a reference manual. Helpers are not expected to learn the contents at any stage but you might like to flick though it before applying or attending the holiday.
If you would like to find out more about particular disabilities, or feel like brushing up on your signing, you could try visiting some of the YouTube links listed below. Many of the major disability charities host YouTube channels which produce video clips that may be of use. You might also find relevant information at our Useful links page.
Please note that the Newman Holiday Trust is not responsible for the content of external websites. Watching these YouTube channels does not constitute training by the Newman Holiday Trust.
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Blindness / Visual Impairment
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Disability issues
- First Aid
- Mental health/Emotional well-being in children
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Prevention of accidents
- Safeguarding Children
- Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
- Sign Language 1
- Sign Language 2
- Tourettes Syndrome