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“Oh we do love to be beside the seaside!”

Robbie’s holiday adventure began with the seemingly easy question, “Where do you want to go?” Imagine if you hadn’t been on holiday over five years, making a decision might have been difficult, but it wasn’t for Robbie.

“The Beach” was his emphatic choice. Robbie is a young man who is enabled by ubu to live with greater independence in his own flat overlooking the Stray in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.


It all began with that simple question from a ubu team manager where Robbie lives. “Where do you want to go?” He was very clear and definite about what he wanted to do and how he was going to spend his time. He made it very clear that he, Robbie, was the person leading in deciding what he was going to do in every step of the way. By choosing, and with support, planning and arranging his holiday, he could really own the experience to the full.

On the day, Robbie woke up really early with great anticipation and got ready by starting with a hearty breakfast. He dressed, collected his suitcase, which he’d packed carefully a few days before, and accompanied by his trusty teddy, who he takes almost everywhere with him, headed out on his long-awaited adventure.

Robbie was in complete awe when he remembered that he would be taking the train to the seaside town Scarborough on the coast! It’s a lovely journey, through some of the very finest Yorkshire countryside, an adventure in itself and one that Robert relished.

When he arrived in Scarborough, Robbie was practically running around with excitement! After checking into the hotel, both Robbie and his ubu support enabler, decided to go out straight away to find a café to start his holiday with a well-deserved afternoon treat. Robbie was truly happy and full of expectation. They ate their scones and drank fancy coffee while enjoying a spectacular view of the magnificent beach and the sea beyond. It was magical.