24 | ghp Social Care Awards 2017 Best Support Needs Holiday Support Provider - Northwest England SO170033 Your Direction supports and encourages those who utilise their services in all aspects of their holiday, catering to their personal requirements and enabling them to live an enjoyable and fulfilled life. The company achieve this by working with the individual and all concerned parties and listening to all their needs, following this up by developing a personal package that will enable the client to achieve their personal goals in life. Regular reviews of the goals and needs of the service user ensure that personal changes or requirements are met and acted upon in a timely fashion. Fantastic UK holidays are on offer, to locations such as Blackpool, the Cotswold’s, Torquay, Lake District, Butlins, Western- Super- Mare, Llandudno, Scotland, Wales, UK Seaside, Centre Parcs, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Liverpool, Great Yarmouth, York and London. To complement these, the company are able to offer themed UK holidays, catering to fans of Elvis, Beatles, St Patrick’s Party, Abba, Westlife, Take That, Cliff Richard, Rod Stewart, Swinging 60’s, Rock n Roll, Beatrix Potter & Lakes, Steam Trains & Planes, Turkey & Tinsel, Christmas Wonderland and, for chocolate fans, Cadbury World Tour. Your Direction are also proud to be able to cater for the soap and TV fan, as they are able to offer packages relating to All Star Wrestling, Drayton Manor, Dr Who, Emmerdale, Heartbeat, Last of the Summer Wine, Star Trek and Longleat Safari Park Tours. The company do not limit themselves to providing holidays in the UK however; they also have a number of fantastic European holidays which include Spain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Corfu, Lourdes, Malta, Ibiza, Disney Land Paris, Italy, Lake Garda, Greece, Albania, Canaries Islands, Majorca, Lapland and a European Cruise. Individuals, groups and those in supported living accommodation can design their own holidays, personalised to their own time scale, travelling on a date they nominate. Your Direction can also support those who have identified a holiday they wish to go on but who cannot find the appropriate support staff to assist, as Your Direction have experienced support staff that can accompany those in need on their perfect holiday. The company are very happy to attend staff meetings or service user’s forums, if this assists in the provision of supported holidays. Your Direction Ltd was established due to the founders’ personal experience of looking after relatives and friends with disabilities, and their belief that everybody with a disability or learning disability has the right to achieve their goals, live a full quality life and direct their personal requirements themselves. Seeing family members and friends being pressed into other people’s agendas, timetables and off the shelf care plans forced the founders’ hands, and they decided that they wanted to enable family members and friends to take ownership of their needs, respecting their wishes, their personal desires and how Your Direction specialise in providing incredible supported holidays for adults with learning disabilities and additional support needs throughout the UK. The company’s supported holidays offer a fantastic experience that the service user will never forget, in a fully supported and safe environment.