Autumn Northern DelightsSandpipers
The North of England boasts a terrific variety of cities and towns and this break is designed to showcase the very best. Excursions could include Manchester – home to many attractions including the fascinating Museum of Science and Industry, Bury – offering one of the country’s best markets, and Liverpool – proud birthplace of the world’s most successful band ever! You could also explore Chester, which has Britain’s most complete city walls, oldest racecourse and largest Roman Amphitheatre, plus a 1000 year old cathedral and 700 year old unique shopping rows.
Please note that the following plans are currently correct but may be subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Unless stated otherwise, excursions can be booked on arrival at the centre, subject to availability. Entry fees may apply at attractions. Guests booking 3 or 4 night breaks may not be able to experience the full programme of activities listed.
Leeds City Centre
Discover the vibrant city of Leeds! From stylish shopping to contemporary arts and culture, Leeds is abundant with things to do! Visit the cathedral, explore the museums or just go for a wander, the choice is yours.
Founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago, much of the Roman influence remains and Chester's city walls are the most complete in Britain. In every corner of the city you are confronted with history, from the Roman amphitheatre, to the medieval half-timbered buildings. One of Chester's most unique features is the two-tiered rows, giving you a unique shopping experience whatever the weather! Alternatively, visit Chester Cathedral and become immersed in the unique blend of modern and medieval history.
Bowness-On-Windermere (Lake District)
This memorable steamboat voyage will take you past mountain scenery, secluded bays and the peaceful dales that the Lake District is so famous for. What better way to enjoy a summers day?
This excursion has an entry fee of £9.20
This former Weaving Mill is now home to over 100 retailers, 5 restaurants, an ice cream parlour, craft centre and much more! Whether you are a window shopper, a bargain hunter or a big spender - this is a great day out for everyone!
Blackpool at night
Blackpool offers entertainment right round the clock but the fun really begins once the sun goes down! Enjoy the twinkling lights and the huge variety of lively bars and restaurants as you explore this one of a kind town!
We offer 24 hour on-call nursing and personal care, with fully qualified staff available on request all day, every day.
We also have volunteers who provide support and companionship, both at the centre and out on excursions to make sure every guest has a truly fulfilling break.
We can support people with over 150 disabilities including cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spina bifida, brain damage, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
We understand that everybody’s care needs are different, so we develop a tailored care package for each disabled guest who comes through our doors. We ask some basic medical questions at the point of booking and request that your GP fills in a medical certificate stating your condition prior to your break. One of our nurses then phones you to discuss your needs and your personal care plan is confirmed on arrival at the centre.
24 hour on-call nursing careA team of nurses and healthcare assistants on call 24 hours a day
Three tasty meals a day, all from a seasonal menu
Fully accessible centres with specialist equipment available. Supplements may apply
Select four great day trips a week - return transport included. Entrance fees may apply
This could include live singers, comedians and karaoke
Plenty of support
Our friendly staff and volunteers are on hand to assist you throughout your stay
Please visit our website for a full list of frequently asked questions.
In order to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy our breaks we fundraise to subsidise all our prices.
Nevertheless, we understand that funding a break may be difficult. There are a number of ways of making a Revitalise break more affordable. We hope the below information is useful, but if you have any questions you are very welcome to call us and discuss your needs on 0303 303 0145 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).
Local Authority funding
We can advise you on possible funding sources from your local authority.
Many local authorities fund a wide range of schemes to assist disabled people and carers. To find your local authority contact details, visit direct.gov.uk or look at their website. Most local authority websites have a 'Health and Social Care' section where you can find out what services are provided for disabled people and carers.
In addition, your local authority may be able to direct you to other services in your area which may be able to assist you.
We may be able to put you in touch with other charities and organisations who may be able to provide funding.
On a limited basis we can provide funding towards the cost of your break from Revitalise's Joan Brander Memorial Fund. We want to ensure this fund reaches a wide group of people, so grants are unlikely to cover the full cost of a break. There may also be funding available from other organisations such as The Victoria Convalescent Trust and the Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust. Please contact Sharon Stevens for more information - 0303 303 0145.
Paying by instalments
If you are paying for your break yourself you can spread the cost over a period of months to help you budget.
Funding guides and resources
Carers UK has a useful Financial Help section on their website, as well as a range of guides to download.
View Carers UK financial help information
FundingCaring is a resource for anyone requiring information on the cost of care, whether for themselves or for someone else. The site provides detailed advice and information on the financial help that's available to assist with the costs of caring.
Visit the FundingCaring website