Revitalise Respite Holidays

The Give me a break Appeal

Revitalise breaks are a vital lifeline for disabled people and their families. That's why we're fighting to protect funding for respite, to ensure disabled people and carers can take the breaks they need.
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Closes on 31/01/2025
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Will you extend a lifeline to family carers in urgent need of respite?

This Carers’ Week, we recognise and applaud the mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, brothers, and sisters comprising the 4.7 million unpaid carers across England and Wales. Together, they embody a second NHS, providing indispensable care to their loved ones.

However, a recent survey unveiled a stark reality: 60% of family carers have not experienced a break in the past year, with over a quarter never having had one at all.

Today, we turn to you for support. Our aim is ambitious: to raise an additional £100k, facilitating 100 short breaks at our holiday centres for those who have endured over a year without respite. Sometimes, the mere promise of a few days’ rest is enough to give people the strength and hope needed to persevere.

I cannot put into words the difference a break makes. Time to recharge our batteries and have some time to ourselves has just been brilliant. — Lynn, mother of one of our guests

Your help is more crucial than ever. Drastic cuts to local authority funding endanger respite support—an obligation enshrined in the 2014 Care Act.

Last year, your generosity allowed us to provide just over £100k of hardship funding, affording 150 disabled individuals a much-needed break and granting their carers a moment’s respite.

Yet, an increasing number of individuals have sought hardship funding, depleting our Joan Brander hardship fund—a legacy established by our founder.

A contribution of £20 to this fund would help hard-working carers obtain the respite they rightfully deserve.

We won’t rest until carers—the unsung heroes of our society—are granted the respite they require and deserve.

About the charity

Revitalise Respite Holidays

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Revitalise has been touching the lives of disabled people and carers for over 60 years through our unique respite holidays. We offer our guests the chance to enjoy new experiences and make new friends in a relaxed holiday setting, with accessible activities, excursions and entertainments laid on.

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