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The Sandwell Getaway Project

We all need a break, but according to the English Tourist Council, over one third of the population are unable to do so for various reasons. For anyone caring for a child with a disability, arranging a break away is often more difficult.
 motorhome1July saw the delivery of Murray Hall Community Trust’s Getaway 1, part of its Sandwell Getaway project. This is a motorhome that has been specially adapted for children with a disability. The motorhome is equipped with a hydraulic tailgate lift, rear door width to accommodate wheelchairs, gantry hoist, adapted toilet and flexible seating and eating areas.
 
It is intended to provide a facility for short breaks for parents/families with disabled children that would not otherwise be able to take a holiday and can be booked for a “minimum donation” to help with maintenance and operating costs. Parents/carers who attend a short training session (approximately two hours) on the operation of the vehicles equipment, and a driver assessment, will be able to book the vehicle for a short break. This can be from one day to several days and can be incorporated with Murray

Hall’s Getaway 2, static caravans sited at Aberystwyth and Borth. motorhome2 
Getaway 1 is managed by Murray Hall’s Health Point team based at the Neptune Health Park, Sedgley Road West, Tipton. The team will deal with enquiries, take bookings/allocations and arrange the training and assessment sessions provided by Community Transport Sandwell which stores and maintains the vehicle. Health Point is also responsible for ensuring that the correct vehicle insurance and road fund licence is in place.  Getaway 1 will be on display at the forthcoming Sandwell Show.

 

Visit www.murrayhall.co.uk or call 0121 612 1900 for more information.

 

 

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