It's important for people with a cerebral disability that affects their movement, and their families, to get away from it all and be able to relax. But it just isn't possible for wheelchair users to travel without disabled-access vehicles, wheelchair-accessible accomodation or special assistance. The Cerebral Foundation helps these people by providing various relaxation and leisure activities, assistance or a contribution. The Cerebral Foundation is recognised and certified as a charitable organisation by the Swiss Certificating Authority for Charitable and Donation-funded Organisations. Its activities are principally funded by donations, inheritance sums and legacies left by private individuals and companies.
In a pioneering project, the Cerebral Foundation has launched a cycle hire scheme for disabled people across the whole of Switzerland. With numerous hire stations across the country, special electrically-assisted bikes can be hired on attractive terms, making family outings in beautiful surroundings possible.
Camping / Caravans
The Cerebral Foundation has two wheelchair-accesible camper vans to hire at attractive rates. There are also accessible bungalows available on Lake Brienz, in Hinterkappelen, just outside Bern, on Lake Sempach and on Lake Maggiore, as well as a wheelchair-accessible caravan on Lake Lucerne.
In partnership with Carunternehmen Funicar Reisen AG, the Cerebral Foundation has developed a wheelchair-accesible coach that can be hired by institutions at an attractive rate. This means disabled residents can travel together conveniently, including those who have a more serious disability or use a wheelchair.
Dualski: Bellwald and Sedrun
Families who have a child with a disability should be able to enjoy winter sports too. Thanks to the activity provided by the Cerebral Foundation in Bellwald and Sedrun, this is a reality, having developed infrastructure accessible to those with a disability and acquired dualskis, available free of charge for instructors. Parents can hire these skis and take up training in dual-skiing.
With the Assisted Holidays project, the Cerebral Foundation makes it possible for the whole family to spend a relaxing holiday away from home. Disabled family members are supported hourly by a trained professional at the resort. This allows parents to spend some alone time together, or to entertain kids without disabilities as well.