Harry Caravan Clacton

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Harry Caravan Clacton

Harry is a 2006 wheelchair-accessible caravan at Highfield Grange in Clacton. You can find out more about the facilities at Highfield Grange here.

 

The aim of my CIC is to provide free holidays to people with disabilities and life-limiting conditions; however, it costs £10,000 a year to run Harry so to help with these costs I will be offering some subsidised breaks. I know that some families may be able to pay for a subsidised break so wanted to give them a chance to enjoy Harry too. These “paid-for holidays” are still cheaper than most holidays in a standard caravan. I have listed prices below of all weeks but will only be offering a limited number of these as paid weeks with the rest being donated to families who need a free break. My CIC is a not-for-profit organisation so these subsidised breaks will help to maintain the caravan and provide free breaks for other families, whilst also giving you a cheaper accessible break.

 

All families whether taking paid or free breaks will be asked to pay a £75 deposit to cover breakages, key and pass return. This will be refunded in full within 5 working days of end of stay if no damages are found and keys and passes are returned.

 

Payment is taken in full at the time of booking. This can be refunded up to one week before the holiday. After this time partial refund only is possible at my discretion.

 

Facilities

  • Bedroom 1: profiling bed, mobile electric hoist (you will need to bring your own sling), foldup single bed, wall-mounted heater
  • Bedroom 2: bunk bed, wall-mounted heater
  • Wetroom with tilt-in-space shower chair
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge with small double sofa bed, Wii, TV, DVDs, books and games.
  • Free private wifi
  • Private parking space next to the caravan
  • Entertainment passes included
  • Single glazing
  • Two additional portable radiators
  • Drip stand and dressing trolley available if needed

 

Please Note

  • It is your responsibility to ensure the equipment and environment in Harry is suitable for the needs of your family.
  • Harry has a ramp to the front door. Even though the caravan was designed for wheelchair access, unfortunately, there isn’t room for a wheelchair user to easily open the front door themselves and enter the caravan independently. We are hoping to increase the deck size soon to eliminate this problem, but I am not sure when this will be. At the moment someone needs to go up and open the front door before the wheelchair user goes up the ramp.
  • Harry is most suitable for families of up to four people although there is space for up to 6 people.
  • No smoking or use of recreational drugs in the caravan.
  • No pets are permitted however service dogs are allowed, therefore, people with pet allergies need to be aware of this.
  • If you have questions about whether Harry is suitable for your needs, please get in touch before you request a booking. Breaks in Harry will be offered to families who most need the facilities he offers if multiple people request the same dates.
  • If you need different dates or length of stay, for example, because of respite or appointments please let me know and I will see what I can do.

 

Applying for a Free or Subsidised Break

Please contact me either by email ty@thehutmerseaisland.co.uk or FB messenger if you would like to apply for a subsidised short break and I will let you know what availability is left.

 

I will need to know:

Name

Email

Contact Number

Hoist required Yes/No

Wheelchair user : Full time/ Part time/ No

Your story: please tell me a little bit about yourself/your family.

Total number of guests: Adults /Children

Stay type: Mon-Fri / Friday to Mon /Either

School holiday needed Yes/No

Any special requests/ needs

Supporting evidence: As a CIC if you are accepted for a free or subsidised break, I will need supporting evidence of eligibility to apply. This can be DLA/PIP letter, Blue badge or referral from professional (nurse, Dr, hospice social worker etc) I will request this if you have been provisionally offered a booking.

 

From Ty

 

Pricing

Month 2024 Date Cost of Paid Stay
May 3/5 3 nights Booked
6/5 4 nights Booked
10/5 3 nights Booked
13/5 4 nights £125
17/5 3 nights £125
20/5 4 nights £125
24/5 3 nights £200
27/5 4 nights £200
31/5 3 nights Booked
June 3/6 4 nights £150
7/6 3 nights £150
10/6 4 nights £150
14/6 3 nights £150
17/6 4 nights £150
21/6 3 nights £150
24/6 4 nights £150
28/6 3 nights Booked
July 1/7 4 nights Booked
5/7 3 nights Booked
8/7 4 nights £200
12/7 3 nights £200
15/7 4 nights £200
19/7 3 nights £200
22/7 4 nights £350
26/7 3 nights £350
29/7 4 nights £350
August 2/8 3 nights £350
5/8 4 nights £350
9/8 3 nights £350
12/8 4 nights Booked
16/8 3 nights Booked
19/8 4 nights Booked
23/8 3 nights Booked
26/8 4 nights Booked
30/8 3 nights Booked
September 2/9 4 nights £150
6/9 3 nights £150
9/9 4 nights £150
13/9 3 nights £150
16/9 4 nights £150
20/9 3 nights £150
23/9 4 nights £150
27/9 3 nights £150
30/9 4 nights £150