Dal Dy Dir provides respite and supported breaks for families with disabilities. We understand that the cost of specialist holidays can be prohibitive, so we have created a cost effective 6 day short term supported package at our primary location based in Newtown, Powys. We believe that we can help families within your authority at a lower cost than many providers and have created a range of services from supported holidays right through to 24 hours supervised residential placements. As an example, a fully supported 6 night break with a full programme of daily activities from qualified staff begins at £1,500. In addition extra support packages are available, which can be found on www.accessiblebreakswales.co.uk.
Dal Dy Dir is a charitable organisation working with individuals and their families with Autism and other disabilities Using our rurally based four acre site in Newtown, Mid Wales, Dal Dy Dir is able to offer emergency respite placements, respite breaks and day services. We have a philosophy of working with both individuals and their families using an inclusive family approach to ensure the most positive outcome possible for the long term. All experienced professionals, our team are carefully selected for their dedication to both the charity and its clients.
Through daily activities, an individual development plan and ongoing support and encouragement, our supported breaks make a massive difference to challenges that the families are facing. The access to 1-2-1 coaching sessions provide family members space to discuss their issues, make plans to cope with crisis and move forwards. Coaching, counselling and crisis intervention are all part of the interventions on offer. This means that we can target wider issues within a family context and develop plans for when families return home.
The premises at The Forest Country Cottages is a beautiful four acre holiday complex, nestled in a magnificent welsh valley, offers four cosy and comfortable cottages with all the amenities of home. Their tennis court, games room, play area, paddocks and extensive mature gardens provides Dal Dy Dir with the scope it needs. We use a range of animals as therapeutic learning tools including goats, sheep and chickens and we provide sensory learning lessons through our Forest School sessions and music workshops to give the whole family a chance to learn new skills in a supported warm and safe environment. Everyone needs a holiday and Dal Dy Dir’s innovative programmes bring families together, create memories and support siblings and the whole family in a settled relaxing non-judgemental atmosphere.