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Respite holiday information for GPs and Social Care providers

Revitalise is a national charity that creates respite breaks, holidays and experiences for disabled people and carers. Combining a true holiday experience with the reassurance of care makes us completely unique – there is no one else in the UK that does what we do. We pride ourselves on supporting carers too, ensuring that they can also benefit from a proper break, as well as their loved ones.

If you’re a General Practitioner or social care provider, please consider referring a Revitalise holiday to someone who you feel would benefit from a respite break.

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The importance of respite holidays for disabled people and carers

Respite breaks are vital to both disabled people and carers, with time away helping prevent the caring relationship from breaking down. Traditional respite care offers short-term relief for full-time carers, and often takes place in a clinical care facility.

The form of respite we offer is entirely unique to what people traditionally think of. We tailor our service to each guest and their individual care needs. Equally, our breaks feel like a proper holiday for disabled people and their carers, backed by the reassurance of care.

The impact of a respite holiday on an individual’s mental health and wellbeing can be transformative. It can improve patient activation and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.

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Who are respite holidays for?

We provide respite holidays for disabled people and carers aged 18 or over. Carers can choose to have a break with us too, but they are not required to. They are more than welcome to come along with the person they care for and have a proper holiday, while we take over the care.

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How we cater for your individual needs

Our teams are experienced in supporting people with a variety of disabilities and care needs. Our approach is collaborative, working with our guests from the moment they book to ensure the support they receive at our centres is completely tailored to them.

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Accessible accommodation for disabled people

We currently have two fully-accessible holiday centres across the UK. Each offers a unique experience in a hospitality setting, backed with everything you need to have a wonderful break with round-the-clock support. 

Our rooms are fully equipped to the needs of a wide range of disabilities, with expert staff and nurses there to support you. Giving you the space to enjoy a real holiday with the reassurance of care.

What you can expect

  • 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
  • Television
  • 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

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Jubilee Lodge

Nestled away in the leafy suburbs of London, Jubilee Lodge offers the best of both worlds with its relaxing setting on the outskirts of Epping Forest, but our bustling capital city is just half an hour away. 

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Situated by the beautiful Marine Lake, Sandpipers offers a picturesque location and a classic holiday feel in a friendly seaside town within easy reach of some of the North’s best attractions. 

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Things to do

Each of our centres offers its own unique experience, from exciting excursions to live evening entertainment. What this means is your holiday experience is entirely your own. 


Each week we provide our guests with a range of excursion opportunities to explore places nearby with the support of our teams and volunteers.

  • At Jubilee Lodge, we take guests into the beating heart of London, as well as historic sites and seaside towns of the south east. 
  • From Sandpipers, guests can discover lovely seaside Southport, or explore further afield to see the best of the northwest.
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Entertainment and Activities

There are a variety of activities to enjoy in our centres. This could include accessible games, exercise, arts and crafts, lively quizzes and bingo. Your evenings could feature live entertainment, discos, casino nights, karaoke!

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Specialist breaks

We offer several specialist weeks throughout the year. These include our ever-popular youth weeks and our Treasured Moments weeks for Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Treasured Moments

Each year we run several Treasured Moments weeks, specially designed for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as their loved ones. The goal of the week is to rekindle and nurture relationships, by bringing people together while we take on the caring duties. Extra measures are taken during these weeks to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests. Additionally our staff are trained as Dementia Friends, providing additional support and reassurance.

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Youth Weeks

For younger guests, we run several ever-popular Youth Weeks throughout the year. Each of our centres transform into lively hubs of activity, with a buzzing atmosphere of late night parties and unmissable entertainment. Targeted at 18 to 40 year olds, these wild weeks always sell out quickly.

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Care Quality Commission (CQC)

CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Jubilee Lodge and Sandpipers are all registered with CQC. For more information, please visit the CQC website:

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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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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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Guest Stories

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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