Holidays and respite care

Information about support available to help you to go on holiday

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Charities that run holiday break schemes

Kiloran Trust

157 Blythe Road
London W14 0HL
020 7602 7404

The Kiloran Trust provides residential supportive breaks in West London for carers, for a weekend or up to two weeks. The cost of breaks is subsidised by the charity.

Making Space

46 Allen Street
Cheshire WA2 7JB
01925 571 680

Making Space is a charity that helps people affected by schizophrenia and other forms of serious and enduring mental illness. Making Space provides a range of services, with projects and schemes in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Staffordshire and Yorkshire. The charity organises a range of holidays and short breaks each year in the Lake District and the North of England.

The Mothers’ Union

Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street
London SW1P 3RB
020 7222 5533

The Away From It All Holiday Scheme finds suitable holidays for anyone who is under stress and who would not otherwise be able to have a holiday. Funds are limited, but the Union aims to fund part of the cost of a break. On average, 550 families are helped each year. Individuals can apply, but the application needs to be supported by a social worker, doctor, clergyman or head teacher.


Revitalise Holidays Team, Shap Road Industrial Estate, Shap Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6NZ
0303 303 0145

Revitalise (which was formed from The Winged Fellowship) provides holidays for people with visual impairment, physical disabilities, learning difficulties or Alzheimer's disease, and their carers. The holidays are subsidised,and 24-hour care is provided. Brochures can be obtained from the address above, or via the website.


Some local Minds offer inclusive group holidays for their members, while others offer financial assistance to members towards the cost of a holiday. For further details call the Mind Infoline on 0300 123 3393 or use our search tool to find Mind in your area.


This information was published in November 2016.

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