Free Holidays for Carers

*** The Parks and Cottage are currently closed due to Covid-19

we will update this page once the parks reopen and we have further information***

Holidays are offered to Carers without the person they normally care for so that they may have a proper Respite Break.

THERE IS NO CHARGE for the caravan. 

We have two caravans available:

» Newton Hall Holiday Park - Staining, near Blackpool

» Richmond Caravan Park - Skegness

 

We alsoi have a holiday Cottage near Longleat Safari Park

Wiltshire Holiday Cottage

Holiday Applications

****Please note all places are fully booked for 2020 season ****

2021 applications will commence in October 2020

Applications can be made via email or post using the form below. The form can be completed electronically and emailed or can be printed and posted if you prefer, if you require a copy to be posted to you please email us or call (01775 820176)

» PDF Application Form

 

Email (for holiday inquiries or applications only): holidays@respiteassociation.org

 

The address for inquiries and applications is on the application form.

CARERS RETREAT 2020

We are delighted to announce our first ever carers retreat. We have been kindly offered the use of a 7 bedroomed ‘mansion’ on the Kent coast at Walmer so have decided to try something new with this amazing venue.
The idea is that we can give carers a free week long break, on a B&B basis, with their own bedroom and sharing the house and gardens with other carers. We are hoping to arrange some optional free trips out to the local sights too. The main aim is to allow carers to have a relaxing break with other carers who understand the challenges of caring. It is planned as a very informal week, the house has lots of quiet places if you want to sit in peace, and of course, the opportunity to chat if prefered.

***Please note that due to Covid-19 our Carers Retreat is postponed - we will post here when a new date is set***




          
Create a fundraising page using Virgin Money Giving    The Respite Association is a registered charity number 1086598

A message from our Patron Miss Joanna Lumley OBE, FRGS

" Of all the unsung heroes in the world, carers come top of my list. It is humbling to read of the love, time and dedication they give so constantly to others: their voices are seldom heard, as they so seldom complain. When they DO call for help we must react at once, with support and understanding and gratitude. And lovely money: what seems like peanuts to larger organisations would be a godsend to the Respite Association, as it means that we can help ease the burden (which would be intolerable in our own lives) and bring some comfort, escape and freedom to those who give their all to others every day and night, week after month after year. These are my heroes: these are the stars I admire and applaud. Knowing that every gift to Respite will bring happiness touches me hugely.  I am so proud to be Patron of this fine charity. "