The Lin Berwick Trust
Who we are
The Lin Berwick Trust is a registered charity that provides self-catering holiday accommodation for the severely disabled, their families and carers.
The Lin Berwick Trust was founded by Dr Lin Berwick MBE in 1989 to provide purpose-built self-catering holiday accommodation for people with severe disabilities, their family and carers.
After nearly 10 years of hard fundraising and planning the Trust opened its first holiday house for the disabled, Berwick Cottage, in East Harling, Norfolk in 1997. It has been a resounding success, receiving the highest accolades for disabled holiday accommodation from Tourism for All (formerly Holiday Care) and VisitBritain, which has given it the award of Access Exceptional under the National Accessible Standards Scheme and a 4-star rating under the National Quality Assessment Scheme. The Trust's second holiday house for the disabled, Denis Duncan House, in Dirleton, East Lothian, opened its doors to holidaymakers in 2006.
Our third property, Ralph Boyce House, opened in the quaintly-named hamlet of No Man's Land near Looe in Cornwall in 2013.
All three our properties are situated in picturesque locations near popular towns and tourist destinations offering entertainment for the whole family or group. The properties sleep 6 people in total, and are open all year, and cater for a wide range of disabilities offering a vast selection of specialist equipment from overhead hoists, manual hoists, profiling beds and Clos-o-Mat toilets to name just a few. Our holiday weeks run from Thursday to Thursday. Please see our website for prices and availability and to book your holiday.
The holiday houses are costly to maintain and we receive no government funding. We rely exclusively on income from our holidaymakers who pay for their holidays, donations from our many supporters and grants from private funders to run our charity. Thank you for your support.