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.
Go behind the scenes of Emmerdale and check out the sets, props and costumes of this hit British soap. There will be plenty of great photo spots, so you can take home a snap of The Woolpack. Plus a chance to discover the magic behind the show’s special effects and stunts.
This excursion has an entry fee of £21 and must be booked prior to your break.
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!
It’s impossible not to fall in love with Liverpool, with its bustling docks, world-famous music scene and amazing cathedrals and museums. The perfect blend of old and new, this stylish city is the birthplace of the Beatles’ music, home of Liverpool FC, and makes for an unforgettable day of culture and discovery.
Blackpool Golden Mile
You can't beat a day at the seaside and Blackpool is deserving of its reputation as the 'fun capital'. Home to some of the North-West's favourite attractions including the famous Tower, the Pleasure Beach, Madame Tussaud's and the Golden Mile, Blackpool can even be seen from Sandpipers on a clear day!
Knowsley Safari Park
Prepare to discover an incredible host of creatures from cute and cuddly meerkats, to majestic zebras, mischievous monkeys and clever sea lions. Knowsely Safari Park is home to around 700 exotic animals who hail from exciting locations all around the world, including the sparse deserts and lush jungles of Africa.
The Hive Leisure Park
The Hive is an exciting entertainment complex, located in Widnes Waterfront. There, you can find a cinema, a bowling alley, an ice skating rink and a host of restaurants and bars to choose from.
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.
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