How we work with our Partners
Whenever we are approached by holiday accommodation owners that want to become partners we take the time to speak with them and get to know them. We ask if they can send us some photos and information about their accommodation in the first instance so we can begin to assess suitability for our guests. If on the first assessment the property seems suitable then we will discuss the holiday home details with the rest of the trustee team and if given the go ahead, we will then arrange to visit the property.
Following our visit, if no issues have cropped up, we will go ahead and get you set up as an official partner by listing your property on our website!
All income that we make from commission charges goes directly back in to the charity to help fund holidays for autistic people, their families and/or carers.
Advertising your property
There is no charge to advertise your property on our website. We will work with you to suitably represent your accommodation on our website and provide our guests with all the information they will need to decide if your property is the one for them. We also work with various other charities and organisations around the UK and we accept Family Fund vouchers for any of the properties we list on our website.
Any guests that wish to book a holiday in your accommodation will send us an initial enquiry using the “contact us” form on the website, or via social media. Once we have confirmed availability with you we will issue a booking form, along with your terms and conditions, which would need to be completed and returned. It is only at this point that the booking is confirmed and a deposit of £100 (or the amount stated on your own terms and conditions) to secure the requested dates.
Rates & Our Fees
We will charge our guests the pre-arranged rates that we have agreed for your property (along with any other terms) The fees will then be passed on to you on a monthly basis. We receive a small percentage of 10% per booking which goes directly back in to the charity.
The Spectrum Pack (the contents are sometimes updated during the year)
All our guests must have access to our 'Spectrum Pack'. This equipment can be kept in a cupboard and is to only be used by guests of Spectrum Holidays who will have been advised before their stay where the equipment is kept. More details relating to the Spectrum Pack will be provided within the partners terms and conditions. The Spectrum Pack will include:
- A selection of handheld fidget toys
- Light projectors
- Colour panels
- Sensory light toys
- And a range of sensory tactile toys
- Visual resource pack
- Blackout blind
- Visual resources
- Sensory Play Mats
- Sensory Light Toys
Becoming a Partner
If you'd like to learn more about becoming one of our partners, please don't hesitate to get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.