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Respite Breaks for Carers

Revitalise’s respite holidays provide carers with a guilt-free break from their normal routine and responsibilities. Our expert staff take on the caring duties, giving carers a well-deserved rest, either at our centre with their loved one or elsewhere.

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The importance of respite for carers

Two-thirds of UK adults can expect to become an unpaid carer during their lifetime. The UK alone has 6.5 million carers who support loved ones that are disabled, elderly or very ill.

Each year we provide thousands of much-needed breaks for disabled people and carers. We understand the importance of caring for a loved one, and with it the vital need for a proper break. Respite breaks are essential to preserving and renewing relationships between carers and their loved ones.

Why choose Revitalise

Our breaks are designed to provide a revitalising holiday experience in a hospitality setting for disabled adults and their carers. We give carers the opportunity to hand over the caring role and switch off. Carers can choose to join their loved one at our centres or enjoy their own break elsewhere. Either way, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is in good hands.

Stories from Revitalise carers

“I could cry now thinking about it. As soon as I come home (from Revitalise) I put the countdown on to the next break. It’s such an amazing break. A whole week without any responsibility.”

– Jean, who cares for her husband John who has dementia

“I haven’t got any worries whenever he’s there. He needs a break from me and I need a break from him. It doesn’t mean to say that we don’t love each other and miss each other because we do, but a break is good.”

– Tina, who cares for her son Aaron

“The only time I get a little break is when [my daughter] gets to go on respite, she hasn’t been for a long time. I need someone to care for me too. Carers are ignored. There is no one there to listen to us.”

– Anonymous

What you can expect from a Revitalise break

Our purpose-built holiday centres each offer a unique experience in a fully accessible, hospitality setting. We are fully equipped with everything you need to have a wonderful break with round-the-clock care.


Our Accommodation

  • Quality, full-board hospitality
  • Excursions and entertainment
  • Fully accessible facilities
  • 24-hour expert care support
  • Friendly volunteers on-hand
  • Fully licensed bar and lounge

Our Facilities

  • En suite accessible bathrooms
  • Call system
  • Pressure relief mattresses
  • Airflow mattresses*
  • Profiling beds*
  • Overhead and manual hoists*

*Available by prior arrangement only. Airflow mattresses incur a supplement of £40 for up to 7 nights. Use of hoists is dependent on Care Support Package.

Additional resources for carers

For more information and to support carers, we’ve provided links to the following pages and organisations.  If you have any questions about our respite holidays for carers, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0303 303 0145.

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Cost & Funding Options

As a national charity, we fundraise to subsidise all our prices. Visit our information page to learn more about funding your respite holiday.

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Guest Testimonials

Discover stories and testimonials from other Revitalise guests to learn more about the difference we make and what you can expect.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about who we are and what we do? Have a look at our FAQ page where we’ve answered the questions we hear most often.

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