Getting a break away can make a huge difference when you are looking after someone. However, finding suitable accommodation if carers need specific adaptations and facilities for the person they care for can be time consuming and frustrating.
Carers Holidays has researched a range of accommodation with good accessibility features, which you can see on their new website: www.carersholidays.org.uk
They gathered information from carers to find out what service would be most useful to carers wanting to book a holiday. An overwhelming 99% said that it would be useful to have one website they could go to where they could find information about breaks and what special facilities are available.
What’s on offer?
The website offers a ‘one stop shop’ for accessible accommodation in the UK and abroad… from independent owners who have just one holiday home of their own to let, to hotel chains and online directories, to include bed and breakfast, caravans, holiday cottages/homes plus details of their own accessible caravans in the Cotswolds.
Discounts on holidays, from 5% – 30%, are also available for carers through the Carers Holidays Membership Scheme. Annual membership costs just £12.50 and you only need one membership per household. This charge is to cover the administration costs of running the scheme, and you will save this with just one booking. Joining is as simple as completing a small on-line form and paying with a debit or credit card or if you prefer, you can ring and do this over the telephone.
Here is a snapshot of what is available:
Carers Holidays Cotswolds 13% off 3 bedroom caravans 10% off 2 bedroom accessible caravans. Located on a flat site in peaceful countryside; indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and steam room, kids club and entertainments programme.
Park House Hotel, Norfolk 10% off specially adapted country house hotel in beautiful countryside. Wheelchair access, wet rooms, in-house care team.
Self-catering 2 bedroom holiday home, Devon up to 30% discount Ground floor cottage with decking area and BBQ, heated indoor pool, private coarse fishing lake, children’s play area, laundry.
DisabledHolidays.com A whole directory of accessible caravans, hotels, lodges and city breaks throughout the UK. Already competitively priced but there is an additional 5% off for carers.
They are adding new deals for carers all the time, so go online and sign up to their mailing list to get updates on the latest offers and join the membership scheme to benefit from a discounted holiday.
For more information: Visit website: www.carersholidays.org.uk,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone 0800 999 33 65/ 0117 965 2365