Respite & Recovery UK

Respite & Recovery Breaks

Providing relaxing breaks in the UK for carers and for people who are living with and in recovery from life changing illness so that they can spend some time rebuilding their strength and their close relationships in an environment that most of us take for granted

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 September 2010 to 12:00 PM, 1 November 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1135199)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing




Everyone needs a change and time off occasionally. This is especially true for carers who have given so much of their time to caring for a loved one indeed one third of long term carers in the UK have never taken a holiday. People on the path to recovery from illness that has kept them at home dealing with ongoing symptoms from their disease or harsh medical treatments also need to have a change of scene. A break can allow carers and survivors to do the things that we take for granted


Going on holiday is a great way to unwind and improve your well being. In this project Respite & Recovery aim to purchase and manage three static holiday homes at Ladram Bay Park in Devon to enable carers and people in recovery from illness to take a holiday break at a seaside resort in the UK. Here they can relax and build new experiences to share and memories that are removed from hospital appointments and the legacy of invasive treatments

  • Just having afew days away has made a huge difference to us

    — Lesley who cares for Neil

  • Just having afew days away has made a huge difference to us

    — Lesley who cares for Neil