• Who we are

    Patron – Robert Hall, BBC News Reporterrobert hall

    The Holiday Homes Trust is a national charity, dedicated to providing self-catering caravan accommodation for families, groups, and their carers. We cater for people with a disability or illness and low or single-income families, in fact any family whose quality of life is diminished by disability, infirmity or misfortune.

    The charity was founded in 1969, by a group of former Scouts. They believed that everyone is entitled to the same quality of life, and deserve the freedom to have fun and relaxation.

    The Holiday Homes Trust provides the opportunity for every single member of the family or group to enjoy freedom and life away from the home environment.

    Our background

    In the late 1960s, Charles Porter, a former Rover Scout, set about improving his front garden. He installed a wishing well and soon found that people passing by were throwing coins into it.  He decided to donate the money to charity and raised £400 in his first year.

    Charles had two great-nieces with special needs, and when he saw how difficult it was for them to find a holiday location, he purchased a caravan. He decided this caravan should be used by any families with special needs and from this small start, the Scout Holiday Homes Trust quickly grew.

    We now have nine caravans at nine holiday parks around the UK and over six thousand families have enjoyed holidays with us.