Medical or Special Needs

Medical or Special Needs

Again, we believe that every child should be able to take part in a visit to our Centre and we take every possible step to ensure that we enable this to happen.

We frequently welcome children with a variety of common medical conditions, such as asthma, epilepsy, travel sickness, bedwetting, etc. At the start of every day we remind children to check that they have any medication required.

On coach journeys, we can seat your child in the most suitable place to either avoid sickness or to allow them a quick exit if they do start to feel nauseous. For children anxious about bedwetting, we have protective covers on the beds and a store of fresh bedding so that any accidents that might occur can be quickly and quietly dealt with without any embarrassment.

We also frequently welcome children with a variety of special needs including ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy amongst others. Again, we ask that you provide us with as much information as possible so that we can identify the most appropriate means of behaviour management, where appropriate, or so that we can tailor our activities to enable your child the maximum possible participation.

Our Aylmerton and Patteson Lodge bases have a disabled toilet and shower and we have downstairs dormitories with wheelchair access possible to all the common areas on both sites. We also have a small wheelchair for towns and an all terrain wheelchair for the woods and beaches. This enables everyone to participate in the majority of the activities.Again, we provide a free adult place for any adult accompanying a child who requires care on a 1:1 basis.