Revitalise launches partnership with GroceryAid to provide respite holidays to carers across grocery industry

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8th August 2018
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National disability charity offers match funding, as part of scheme enabling carers to access respite holidays

National respite holiday charity Revitalise has announced its partnership with GroceryAid, to provide respite holidays for carers from across the grocery industry.

Revitalise – which provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers is working together with GroceryAid – a charity that helps people across the whole of the grocery industry, from farmers to supermarket workers – to enable carers to access respite holidays at Revitalise’s three accessible respite holiday centres.

Under the arrangement both charities will provide support to beneficiaries enrolled on GroceryAid’s Carers Programme, with Revitalise offering to match fund the £300 annual grant given in a twelve month period to carers enrolled on the scheme, if a Revitalise break is booked. Applications can be made by visiting: http://revitalise.org.uk/support-and-fundraise/groceryaid/.

In addition to the support offered to carers under the terms of the partnership, any current or retired grocery industry employees who are disabled or in need of support to enjoy a proper holiday, are also welcomed to contact Revitalise.

Commenting on the opportunity to work in partnership with GroceryAid, Revitalise CEO Chris Simmonds said:

“We are delighted to be working with GroceryAid to provide support to people from across the whole of the grocery industry. For over 50 years we’ve supported disabled people and carers through the provision of our respite holidays and we passionately believe that the opportunity to take a break should be accessible to everyone.

“This opportunity means that we have the potential to reach even greater numbers of people in need of a break, something I am very excited about.”

Mandi Leonard, Welfare Director at GroceryAid said:

“We are delighted at Revitalise’s offer to match this respite grant. Revitalise offer tailored breaks catering to the needs of carers and their dependents, allowing some much-needed time to wind down. We hope this new partnership helps to raise awareness in the industry of the specialist services available to carers.”

Stephanie Stone

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