The Badaguish Philosophy
Our aspiration is to offer people who require additional care and support (due to a learning disability and / or complex disabilities) a holiday experience that is stimulating, interesting and fun. We encourage participation in as wide a choice of outdoor activities as possible. The emphasis is on people’s abilities and what they can do and how we might support them to make it possible for them to achieve what they hope for from their stay with us.
It is our intention to offer activities in a way that will enable personal development in many different aspects of life. Activities take place in as integrated a setting as possible and Badaguish Centre caters for the general public and many other organised youth groups. Our programme of activities and visits makes maximum use of the Cairngorm National Park and the surrounding community facilities. We aim to promote an active, healthy and sociable lifestyle developing recreational skills which will be continue to have an impact on people’s lives after they have gone home.
The holidays are for small groups of 6 – 10 people and take place under the personal supervision of Rhona Graham, the Care Manager
Accommodation comprises of twin rooms with the possibility of single occupancy on request. When capacity allows guests will have a room of their own.
NB: The shower / bath / toilet facilities are not ensuite
The care team has both male & female members who can all provide any personal care that is required. If a preference is stated regarding who carries out the personal care we will do our best to accommodate that request.
The environment we hope to create is an intimate and supportive one in which guests and staff members share all the aspects of living together. Within this individuality is acknowledged and each guest is encouraged to participate in choosing the range of activities that will make up the programme of events for the group during their stay. Guests also have a role to play in the menu setting and any dietary requirements are provided for.
Smoking is allowed outside the building only.
We welcome pre-stay visits from guests, parents, carers and Health and Social Care staff Please phone to arrange a visit.
Care Inspectorate reports are available on their website.
In recognition of the inherent risk of many outdoor activities all activities are carried out strictly within the terms of reference set out in the Badaguish Care and Safety Policy and where appropriate, within the recommendations of the relevant National Governing Bodies. The guidelines are reviewed at yearly staff refresher training sessions and updated as required at weekly team meetings. Badaguish is licensed by the Activity Licensing Authority. Activity training, assessment and accreditation are carried out in accordance with these requirements.