About the Trust
Like everyone else, disabled people need a holiday. That can be more easily said than done since they need specially adapted accommodation within normal holiday surroundings.
The aim of the Trust, the first of its kind, is to make it possible for current and former RAF personnel and their dependents with a severe disability to take holidays on equal terms with non-disabled people.
An important part of this aim is to enable families, immediate family members and carers (if required) to holiday together in a suitably adapted property integrated with the rest of the community.
Why was the Trust formed?
The Trust was formed in 1982 to provide accessible holiday accommodation for people with physical disabilities. Some had experienced problems whilst on holiday causing sufficient frustration to destroy their will to try again. Despite assurances, they had arrived at their costly destinations only to find that the doors were too narrow, bathrooms and toilets inaccessible, rooms too small, lifts too tight, beds too high or too low, and a multitude of steps to contend with. In other words, they could not get the access they needed. Since 1982, hundreds of people have enjoyed stress free holidays in beautiful locations which they would not be able to experience without DHT.