We have provided free respite breaks for families now for a few years. Initially paying for our beneficiaries to use Haven and then we went on to purchase our own caravan at Withernsea. Last year we were lucky enough to be able to upgrade this to a brand new accessible caravan to allow many more families to take advantage of our service.
The pandemic has put a big hold our our plans, but we are now back to providing respite breaks, not just for our service users, but their siblings and parents too. A chance for the whole family to have a respite break, recharge their batteries and get away from spending time in hospital environments.
We recently provided a break to Wiktor and his family and his mum said:
“Thank you so much, finally we could go somewhere after the Lockdown. The caravan in Skegness Butlins was brilliant, everything was new and clean. The kids was so much enjoyed it and are happy. They had a super time. They’ve ask me if we could repeat some day because it felt like in home.”