No matter how you choose to spend your holiday, you can enjoy the fact that –  simply by staying with us – you are making a difference in the lives of adults with learning disabilities and autism.

Nutley Edge is owned by Outward, a charity based in London that engages, enables, and empowers adults with learning disabilities and autism to live the lives they choose. In line with Outward’s values, any surplus we make helps to subsidise respite holidays for people with learning disabilities and autism, making it possible for them to have that all important break.

We need a new minibus to get our guests where they want to be! Can you help us?

Our 17 year old minibus has finally reached the end of the road and is off to the scrapyard. We urgently need to raise £30,000 to replace it to make sure everyone can get to our rural site and our activity break groups can make the most of everything the area has to offer.

Every £1 we raise means we are a step closer to getting our 17 seat minibus accommodating the whole group, our support workers and wheelchairs. Click here to learn more about our minibus campaign.

Respite breaks are essential for the wellbeing of people with learning disabilities and autism and their carers.

People with a learning disability or autism face extreme levels of social isolation and loneliness; they are seven times more likely to feel lonely than the general population and the recent coronavirus crisis only exacerbated this. The closure of day services, loss of routine, difficulties staying in touch with family and keeping active means that they are struggling to cope, and we know from our work that it’s having a negative impact on their wellbeing, health and mental health.

Our Nutley Edge activity breaks provide a significant respite from loneliness and isolation. And they give families, who have been caring for their loved ones with disabilities a desperately needed break from caring duties. They know their loved one is getting the best care, trying new things, and meeting new people.

Your support can make all the difference to people with learning disabilities and their families

The activity breaks have been marvellous in providing MP with a level of independence that he cannot experience whilst at home. Being with the other guests has made him be more sociable and tolerant around other people. He is able to try different activities that he wouldn’t normally do, some of which may be out of his comfort zone. Also being in new surroundings and with sometimes unfamiliar people means that MP has had to try harder to voice his wants and needs. Since going to Nutley Edge, MP’s confidence (and ours) has definitely increased. –  MP’s family

I enjoyed myself, that’s what Nutley Edge is all about. We have fun, we have a laugh and get to do activities. I like doing the karaoke. – Vinny

Good to be away from home, Nutley Edge makes me feel very confident. – Trevor

Donate today to help somebody in need access a respite break.

Every time you book a holiday at Nutley Edge, we are proud that together we are making respite breaks more accessible for people with learning disabilities and autism. However, there are still many people who desperately need a break to meet new people and help their families re-charge while they are away – but they simply don’t have the money. We have a special fund to help out people in most need.

If you’d like to make an even bigger difference in the lives of people with learning disabilities or autism, we welcome donations to our special fund.

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