Jane, a 19-year-old with a significant physical and learning disability, lives with her parents and two younger siblings. Both her parents provide full time care for her and her sisters with some additional support from social services. The family decided they wanted to enjoy a break away from the pressures of their normal caring routine as a family. In particular they wanted to be able to do something ‘different’ together that they might all enjoy.
Jane and her family’s short break
A 7-day family break was provided on a canal boat, which cruised the Forth and Clyde canal. The boat was fully adapted and wheelchair accessible throughout. A voluntary skipper was also available to the family as required.