Free Holidays for Carers

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

The sleeping accommodation is one double bedroom and a further bedroom with two single beds. There is ample wardrobe and cupboard space for your clothes. 

THERE IS NO CHARGE for the caravan, although we do ask for a deposit of £50 will be required 2 months before the holiday date, which will be fully refunded once the holiday has been taken and the caravan and its contents are found to be in good order. 

The caravan has two toilets and the main bathroom has a shower unit, PLEASE NOTE THE CARAVAN IS NOT CONVERTED FOR DISABLED USE as there are three steps up onto the veranda and all internal fittings are standard, e.g. toilet and shower are NOT adapted.

The caravan is situated at The Richmond Caravan Park in Skegness, just a short walk from the town centre.  During the main season there is also a good bus service which runs from the site. The Park has good amenities; these include a shop, launderette, small café, chip shop, hairdressers, amusement arcade, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

There is also a family club room with lots of different entertainment on nearly every night during the main season.  Bar snacks are also available at night in the club room.  There are large Tesco, Morrison and Lidl stores nearby.

The Caravan is very well equipped with such things as: -

  • Gas Cooker
  • TV/DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Tall Fridge/Freezer
  • Heating
  • Books/Games
  • Hair Dryer
  • Table/Chairs for Veranda
  • Crockery/Utensils/Pans/Glasses etc
  • Dish Cloths/Tea-Towels/Cleaning Liquids
  • Carpet Cleaner/Iron & Board

Duvets & pillows are provided but you will need to bring your own bedding (covers/sheets & pillowcases) together with towels, face-flannels and toiletries

 

Holiday Applications

Applications can be made via email or post using the forms here.



» PDF Application Form



» Word Application Form

Richmond Caravan Park Facilities

  • Restaurant - serving food and snacks throughout the day & evening
  • Bars with Sky TV and free Wi-Fi
  • Supermarket
  • Gift Shop
  • Off license
  • Newsagent
  • Fish & Chip shop
  • Kid's fun shop
  • Launderette
  • Hair Salon
  • Alternative Therapy centre
  • Leisure complex with swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, sunbeds
  • Fitness classes
  • Pool table
  • Amusement arcade
  • All-weather ball-court
  • Children's playground
  • Family cabaret nights
  • Children's activities with Richie The RabbitFamily discos
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Line dancing
  • Games & competitions
  • Special festival weekends

For more information on the holiday park visit http://richmondholidays.com/home.html

 

The Richmond Caravan Park in Skegness













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. "