Who we are

We are a small charity that own self catering caravans which we rent out at affordable prices, for families and people with disabilities and their carers. Eight of our ten caravans are wheelchair accessible. Our aim is to provide caravans for people with a disability or illness and low or single-income families.

We were founded in 1969, by a group of former Scouts who believed that everyone is entitled to the same quality of life, and deserve the freedom to have fun and relaxation.

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. When he saw how difficult it was for them to find a holiday location he purchased a caravan and decided this caravan should be used by any families living with special needs. From this small start, The Holiday Homes Trust quickly grew.

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