Respite Break – Application Submitted
Your application for a respite break at our holiday home in Skegness has been submitted to the charity and the team will start work on processing the application in the next few days. You will receive an email with the outcome in due course.
If you have not already submitted any evidence to support your application, it would speed up your application if you could scan proof of any benefits you receive for your child and email them to email@example.com making sure you clearly write your child’s name and date of birth on the top of all documents.
Applications are processed by our in house charity social worker who will verify the information you have provided to make a recommendation to the charity Trustees who meet monthly to make the final decision on awards. Please be aware that if you do not supply any documents or information we need to process your application it could result in your file not being ready for the nearest Trustee Meeting which would result in a wait of approximately a month before it can be decided on.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen now?
We will collate the information you have sent us and it will be processed and verified by the charity’s in-house social worker.
Is this holiday totally free? Do I have to pay anything towards it?
If you meet our acceptance criteria, the break itself is totally free of charge, however we do take a £100 security deposit which is returned at the end of your break as long as there are no breakages or damages. We do charge £50 towards a Covid-Secure clean and bedding for your stay.
Can I request the Summer Holidays or a specific date?
Sadly no. Respite breaks are provided on a first come, first served basis. You will have the option to select a month and holiday type and we will then provide the first available date within this criteria.
My school will not allow time off in term time, can I still have a holiday?
The key phrase is that these are respite breaks to help with positive mental health. These breaks are provided for a variety of reasons and are normally needed sooner rather than later. We do find schools are happy to accommodate respite breaks and our charity social worker is happy to liaise with the child’s school to discuss this in more detail. We recommend weekend breaks for families with older children in high school to minimise lost school time.
My child uses a wheelchair can we use your holiday home?
We have tried to make our holiday home as inclusive as possible and it should suit most families. We have wide access doors, ramped access, a wet room and a basic grab handle/lift aid in the master bedroom. If the child has specific needs you may like to email or call us to discuss this in more details.
Do you provide Entertainment Passes/Can I access the main resort site?
The free respite breaks are provided on an accommodation only basis and do not include any access to entertainment facilities on the resort. We have provided a list of local family friendly venues on our website to help plan your stay.
Can I get help with another question?
Of course, we are happy to answer any questions you may have, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org