Revitalise

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Revitalise is the UK's largest provider of respite holidays for disabled people and their carers, providing almost 5,000 weeks of holidays each year, with 24 hr nurse-led care provided as standard. However we know there are thousands more people in desperate need of a break, who cannot afford one.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (295072)

Check mark Match funded

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

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Situation

Disabled people and carers can find it very difficult to access a proper respite break that supports their often very individual needs. The reassurance of 24 hour nurse-led care is provided as standard at all three of Revitalise's fully accessible holiday centres in the UK, enabling our guests to experience a proper holiday, recharge, spend quality time, and go home with new strength. Respite is vital to sustaining healthy relationships for our guests and their carers.

Solution

Revitalise breaks are provided at cost, but this is still difficult or impossible for some disabled people to afford. Our project will generate income to be used as hardship funding for guests who need some help to meet the cost, and will be focused on people within 50 miles of our holiday centres in Chigwell in Essex, Southampton and Southport.

  • I enjoy the company of similar people. Disabled people don't complain about their problems; we can get on with our lives with the help of staff and volunteers at Revitalise.

    — Pauline, a Revitalise guest

  • Without outside funding we would never be able to have a break. Often the additional costs that you don’t consider can add up; it does all eat quite heavily on the budget.

    — June, full-time carer to her daughter, Sally-Ann, a Revitalise guest

  • I don’t know what we would have done for a break if Revitalise didn’t exist. It was the only place I could find. It was a well needed break for me and a great, positive experience for Graham

    — Lesley, carer for Graham, a Revitalise guest

  • I enjoy the company of similar people. Disabled people don't complain about their problems; we can get on with our lives with the help of staff and volunteers at Revitalise.

    — Pauline, a Revitalise guest

  • Without outside funding we would never be able to have a break. Often the additional costs that you don’t consider can add up; it does all eat quite heavily on the budget.

    — June, full-time carer to her daughter, Sally-Ann, a Revitalise guest

  • I don’t know what we would have done for a break if Revitalise didn’t exist. It was the only place I could find. It was a well needed break for me and a great, positive experience for Graham

    — Lesley, carer for Graham, a Revitalise guest