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The Salvation Army East Scotland Division

Holidays for Families in Need Brochure and Application Form


The Salvation Army is a Christian Church and Registered Charity that has long been associated with compassionate work amongst families and the community, as a direct response to our commitment to God, and out of a desire to reflect His love for all people. We are very conscious of the desperate need of so many in our society who struggle daily simply to survive and provide for those who rely upon them. With this in mind, The Salvation Army have put together a holiday package designed to help those most in need of a break from their normal environment. This brochure sets out the package, and outlines the process which referring agencies need to follow when recommending clients/families.


Whats on Offer!

We currently have three six/eight berth caravans at Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, which is approximately seven miles south of Berwick Upon Tweed. The holiday park is managed by Haven Holidays. Quoting the Park Manager …. “Towering above them all, Haggerston Castle combines a beautiful setting with top quality entertainment and facilities that are sure to please everyone. Award winning parklands surround lovely lakes, providing a natural haven for wildlife. There’s a marvellous family atmosphere with so much to do, ensuring there is never a dull moment – all the family will love it. As well as an entertainment complex, swimming pool, tennis courts, pleasure lake, etc, the park also has it’s own supermarket, restaurants and take-aways. Users have access to most of these activities via entertainment passes, which we provide. Each caravan is available on a weekly basis (Saturday to Saturday) from March to October.


Accommodation Each caravan is fully furnished and has a spacious lounge/ dining area with fire and television. There is one double bedroom and two twin rooms, each with drawer and wardrobe space. Each caravan has a shower room with a hand basin and separate toilet, a fully fitted kitchen with all the necessary kitchen utensils, e.g. gas hob, oven, fridge, toaster, microwave, etc. The caravans are all within easy walking distance of the main entertainment complex. Clients are advised not to arrive before 3.30 p.m. on day of arrival and must depart the caravan by 10.00 a.m. on day of departure. Please note that the caravans are not accessible for wheelchair users! We operate a strict no-smoking policy and would ask that clients do not smoke in our caravans. Pets are not allowed in the caravans. CHILDREN SHOULD BE SUPERVISED BY AN APPROPRIATE ADULT AT ALL TIMES WHILST ON THE CARAVAN PARK


What do clients need to know! On arrival at the site they should go to Guest Services, where staff will wish to see the letter of introduction and the complimentary holiday passes form that are supplied by us. They will be given the caravan keys and entertainment passes. Laundry packs are provided in each caravan and this will contain all they need in terms of bedding. They will need to take with them the following items:

Hand and bath towels T-Towels Food The caravan will be clean and tidy and we would simply ask that they ensure that it is in a similar condition when they leave.

Entertainment Passes Entertainment passes are provided on arrival at the park, these allow enter to the Entertainment Complex situated at the centre of the park. Passes are only provided to named on the application form.

Travelling costs Travelling costs remain the responsibility of the clients.


Guidelines We have the following guidelines and we would ask that you make your clients aware of these. Please respect the neighbours in surrounding caravans. Our caravans are strictly non-smoking. No pets are allowed in the caravans. Please leave the caravan in a clean and tidy condition. Any damage to the caravan will be charged to the family. Any unacceptable behaviour will result in immediate removal from the park

How do I apply? Please complete the enclosed application form and submit by post to the address below with a covering letter giving as much detail and information as possible. The Divisional Director for Social Services The Salvation Army East Scotland Division 12A Dryden Road Loanhead EH20 9LZ Please note: Client will only be considered for allocation of a holiday if they have not previously been allocated a holiday within the preceding three year period.


What happens next? Once we have received your application form we will allocate a date for the family, and write to you to offer a date. You will need to confirm acceptance, in writing, within 14 days. You will then received a leaflet and letter from ourselves to pass onto the family to enable them to collect the keys to the caravan.


Application Form

(please print using BLOCK CAPITALS)

Name of Referring Agent:

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Name of Referring Organisation: ................................................ Address of Referring Organisation: …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………..............……… ……………………………………….......................................……… Telephone Number: ………………………………………….......... Family Contact Details: …...…………………….………………… ………………………………...............................................………… ……………………...............................................…………………… Names and Date of Birth: ...………………………. DOB ……….. …………………………. DOB ……….. …………………………. DOB ……….. …………………………. DOB ……….. …………………………. DOB ……….. …………………………. DOB ……….. …………………………. DOB ……….. …………………………. DOB ……….. Background: (please attach separate sheet if necessary) …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… ………..............................……....................…………………………


Reasons for referral: (please tick as many as required and provide details)

Financial Respite Social / Welfare Disability …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… Date of last family holiday (if appropriate) …………………… Was holiday with The Salvation Army? Yes/No If yes, when was holiday …………….. Does have the family have any special needs: ………………… …….........................................................................................……. Any other relevant information: …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………..........………………………………… Signature of Referring Agent: …………………….…......……….



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