We understand how important it is for carers to be able to take a break, to refuel, so that they can carry on in their caring role. However, we know that finding suitable accommodation if you need specific adaptations and facilities for the person you care for can be time consuming and frustrating. Carers are always hard pressed for time, so we have done some of the hard work for you by bringing together information about breaks and accommodation all in one place.
What you told us
We gathered information from carers to find out what service would be most useful to carers wanting to book a holiday. Our survey results showed:
- Nearly 50% said it was too time consuming for them to use the internet to find suitable holiday accommodation/breaks.
- An overwhelming 99% said that it would be useful to have one website they could go to where they could find out information about breaks and what special facilities were available.
- Nearly 50% said they required level entry access to the accommodation.
- 34% said they needed bathroom support features.
Getting discounts through the membership scheme
All the holiday providers listed on this site are offering discounts to carers through our membership scheme. Membership is free to carers in the UK. The accommodation ranges from independent owners who have just one holiday home of their own to let, to hotel chains and online directories.
Carers Holidays is a social enterprise run by the charity Carers Support Centre.
Carers Support Centre is a Network Partner of Carers Trust. We provide services to carers in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas. However, Carers Holidays is a national scheme and Carers Holidays membership is open to carers throughout the UK.