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Holidays with the person you care for

There are a number of independent organisations offering helpful information and advice about suitable holidays for older people, or for people with disabilities.

Their regular newsletters, or travel clubs, will keep you up to date with what is available and their experienced staff will help you make holiday choices that are right for the person you care for.

These include escorted day trips or longer holidays in the UK or abroad, which provide a friendly face and a little extra support to those travelling. They will also provide details of specially adapted holiday accommodation suitable for a range of different disabilities, for example the accessible Vitalise centres around the UK that offer breaks with or without care provided.

Please note: the following respite break ideas aren't endorsed or recommended by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, and the details are provided for information only.  If you would like to add ideas to this list please contact us

Vitalise is a national charity providing short breaks (respite care) and other services for people with disabilities, visually impaired people, and carers.  Visit their website for more information

Montana Sol
Montana Sol is a holiday accommodation complex in Costa Del Sol, Spain, that has been specially adapted throughout to meet the needs of wheelchair users and other disabled guests.  Click here for more information.

Your Direction
Your Direction provide supported holidays for adults with a learning disability and support needs.  Click here to visit the Your Direction website.

Useful contacts

Carers Service (Blackburn with Darwen)
Address: Greenhurst Place, Blackburn, BB2 1NA
Phone: 01254 688440
Fax: 01254 688441

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen
Address: 4 King Street, Blackburn
Phone: 01254 266620
Fax: 01254 266621

You can contact any of the organisations direct, but if you are still unsure the Adult Social Care Customer Liaison Team may be able to advise you. You can contact them from 8.45am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on (01254) 587547.

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