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Loraine and Patricia’s story
Patricia has been Loraine’s full-time sole carer since the day she was born, providing daily, round-the-clock care for her daughter with minimal support for herself. She also looks after her son, his partner and her new-born grandson, who also live with her and Loraine.
“I’m supposed to be retired but I’m a full time carer. I get disturbed every night to help Loraine, as she is fully dependent on me. I felt if we didn’t have a break, the situation would only get worse for us both”.
When looking for somewhere to take Loraine on holiday, Patricia struggled, due to costs, accessibility and somewhere that would suit Loraine, as she’s a very sociable woman, who loves getting involved with lots of activities. It was only when Patricia discovered Revitalise that she felt a weight lift off her shoulders.
The respite break has had a huge impact on the family. Patricia can rest, have much-needed time to relax and concentrate on herself. When she goes on a Revitalise break, Loraine has people there who can help her and take her on days out. She’s able to do some of the things she loves and meet new people.
“I feel so happy that Loraine is having a good time at the centre,” Patricia said. “As soon as she comes back, she asks when she can go again. I’d love her to be able to go on more breaks. If she didn’t go away at all, life would be difficult. The break at Revitalise has been a life saver.”
Every year, the Revitalise Support Fund helps people like Loraine and Patricia take an essential break.
Please donate today to make a much-needed holiday possible.