Equality Together operates two holiday projects, one for carers and one for disabled people.
Disabled Persons Holiday & Activity Project
Equality Together can provide advice with planning and organising a holiday for disabled people.
- Trips and activities for disabled people.
- Information about accessible accommodation, holidays with support, transport, travel insurance and hiring disability equipment at resorts.
- Help to find funding for a holiday for disabled people.
- Signposting to other departments within Equality Together or other disability organisations and services.
- Information to recreational activities for disabled people.
We also organise day trips for disabled people and their carer if and when we get the funding.
We apply to charities for a disabled person to have a holiday.
Due to high demand a waiting list operates.
Phone Joyce Anderson on 01274 594173 for further information.
The Holiday Project for Carers
We can provide a grant of up to £300 to help a carer to have a holiday, with or without the person they care for. A carer is someone who regularly looks after another person with a long term illness or disability, for example a family member, friend or neighbour, and is not paid for providing that care, nor are they providing that care as part of a formal volunteering arrangement. The service is open to carers of any age, including young carers, and it is not means tested. The holiday must include an overnight stay and the grant cannot be used for day trips.
The project can offer the following services:
- Advice and planning and organising a holiday.
- Information about accessible accommodation, holidays with support, travel insurance and hiring disability equipment.
- A carer’s Holiday Grant of up to £300.
- Signposting to other carers’ and disability services.
The carer can go on holiday with whoever they like, for as long as they like but the maximum grant will be £300. Holidays can be taken in the UK or abroad.
Once a grant is awarded, it is valid for three months. This means you have three months in which to book your holiday.
The grant is payable when you provide a booking confirmation to us showing that a holiday has been booked.
Carers who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, or who care for someone diagnosed with a terminal illness, will be given priority.
Quote from carer “Thank you for the grant, It has helped recharge my batteries.”
The Information Officer for the Holiday Project for Carers is Joyce Anderson. You call call Joyce on 01274 594173.