Revitalise is offering respite holidays for disabled people and carers
by Charlotte Flach
Revitalise, the national charity providing respite holidays for disabled people and their carers, is expecting high demand for its 2022 breaks.
Summer prices start from £849pp for a three-night stay and £1,339 for a seven-night stay. Care support packages are priced additionally and are based on individual support needs. Prices are for a twin share room but singles are also available at a small additional cost.
In order to enable as many people to enjoy a Revitalise break as possible, the charity are able to support those who need some help towards the cost of their holiday.
The group has two centres across the country catering for adults with a variety of different disabilities and aims to provide a refreshing alternative to traditional residential respite care - a proper holiday. A third centre, Netley Waterside House, is currently closed for major redevelopment work.
Each centre offers short breaks in a relaxed, holiday-style environment, with a variety of trips and activities. There are opportunities to visit new places, make new friends, participate in wellbeing activities like manicures and massages, learn something new or just enjoy some much-needed time off.
Research from Revitalise has found that 22.5% (1 in 5) of disabled people and their carers are not able to go on holiday because they struggle to find accessible holidays and 34% (over 1 in 3) are unable to afford to go on holiday.
Rebecca Young, Director of External Affairs at Revitalise, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted that after more than two years of shielding during the pandemic, our guests can come and enjoy a brilliant, refreshing holiday, and heartened to see the continuing demand for Revitalise’s respite breaks.
“Regular, planned respite is absolutely vital for disabled people and carers, increasing wellbeing and good mental health and preventing stress and burnout. Our holidays go so much further than a typical respite break, which is often a bed in a care home. Instead, we offer a proper holiday, filled with activities, relaxation and fun and supported by our expert care and nursing teams.”