Revitalise Capital Campaign

Beyond Respite:
The Revitalise Capital Campaign

Our own research* has revealed that nearly 4.8 million people in the UK (8.5% of the population) have disabilities or illnesses which limit their day-to-day activities ‘a lot’. Of these, we have identified over half a million people who would benefit directly from the kind of breaks we provide.

539,000 people with disabilities in the UK would benefit from a Revitalise break

We currently provide nearly 5,000 breaks each year, but this number represents just 1% of those who would benefit from our services. The need for high quality respite breaks like those provided by Revitalise has never been higher.

In order to meet this high and increasing demand for our services, we aim to establish three more centres across the UK, doubling our current capacity. By carefully choosing the location of these new centres, we plan that none of our new or existing guests will have to travel for more than two hours to reach a Vitalise centre.

Our research examined where our proposed new centres would make the greatest impact. Taking into account such factors as numbers of potential guests, the presence of alternative providers, the level of voluntary sector provision, regional tourist attractions and transport links, three regions were selected:

  • The South West (to include South Wales)
  • The Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humberside

If you would like to know more about the Revitalise Beyond Respite Appeal, please call our Capital Appeal Director on 0303 303 0147 or email beyondrespite@revitalise.org.uk

*Tiller Associates, commissioned by Revitalise, 2013

 

Other ways you can support ReVitalise

BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Our BBC Radio 4 Appeal presented by Arthur Smith Listen to the Revitalise Appeal on BBC Radio 4 We were delighted to be featured on the BBC Radio 4 Appeal, presented by our Vice President Arthur Smith.  Listen to our appeal online –  simply sign in or register to the BBC iPlayer. Don’t forget, if… View Article

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Spring Appeal 2017

Please help us give more support to disabled people and carers in hardship. Dear Supporter, At Revitalise we believe that everyone should have access to a break, irrespective of their circumstances. If you are in any doubt as to the impact we make, the story of Mavis and Colin says it all. When Mavis developed… View Article

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