Project information

Care breaks for People with Disabilites and Carers

Vitalise offers planned breaks with care for people with disablities and carers based on individual need, enables carers to have guilt free rest from their vital care role and provides inspirational volunteering opportunities.
We offer socially inclusive care breakes in welcoming environments.

Vitalise centres are open all year round.

Charity information: ReVitalise

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  • Need

    Need

    People with disablities and carers can find it very difficult to find care breaks that supports their often very individual needs. As more disabled people live in the community with the support of carers so they expect to have choice when considering a respite care break to enable their carers to have a guilt free rest from their caring duties. Vitalise has three fully accessible centres around the UK offering 24 hour on call nursing and care where fully trained staff are supported by volunteers

    Solution

    People with disabilities get a care break that supports their often very individual needs. Vitalise gives people with disabilities real choice when they are considering a respite care break.
    Carers desperately need a break and Vitalise offers a guilt free rest from their caring role when they know that their loved one is being well cared for.
    Volunteers gain valuable experience of disability issues and team work. They enhance their CV's and career prospects.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To offer planned breaks with care to people with disabilites based on individual need.

    Activities

    » Vitalise offers socially inclusive care breaks in welcoming environments that inspire confidence for disabled users and their familites

    Success will be...continuing to offer the respite care breaks that our guests require. We monitor our guests Vitalise experience to ensure we are offering the service they require.


    Aim 2

    To enable carers to have a break from their vital care role.

    Activities

    » By offering our care breaks to disabled people in our three fully accessible centres around the UK Vitalise enables carers to have a guilt free rest.

    Success will be...measured by the number of guests who choose a Vitalise break enabling their carers to have the rest they so desperately need.


    Aim 3

    To provide inspirational volunteering opportunities.

    Activities

    » 70% of Vitalise volunteers are aged under 25. They gain valuable experience of disablity issues and working as part of a team. They enhance CV's

    Success will be...quantified by the level of volunteers who have given their time to Vitalise. We keep details of volunteer bookings which are assessed regularty.


  • Impact

    Impact

    By offering disabled people and carers real choice when they are considering a respite care break we help some of the most disadvantaged members of our society to be able to continue to live independantly in our community. This contributes to the diversity and richness of our society and prevents disabled people and carers becoming isolated and ignored by others.
    Our volunteers gain valuable experience and enhance their CV's and career prospects and can go on to a career in a related field.

    Risk

    Vitalise fundraise to enable them to be able to subsidise the true cost of their care breaks. Should donations and grants reduce significantly we would not be able to offer the subsidy on our care breaks that make them more accessible to the people that really need them.
    Vitalise operates a comprehensive fundraising programme approaching Trusts, Local Authorities, Companies and Individuals and has a local and national events programme. We receive numerous donations and grants.

    Reporting

    Vitalise produces regular publications and eshots that give up to date information to our donors.
    We publish our Report and Accounts annually.
    If asked we can provide a report of guests and volunteers for a particular area which may be of interest

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Care Breaks Care breaks for disabled people and carers
  • Background

    Location

    Vitalise has three fully accessible centres around the UK. Vitalise Jubilee Lodge in Essex, Vitalise Sandpipers in Southport and Vitalise Netley Waterside in Southampton.

    Beneficiaries

    Disabled People, Carers and Young People

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Vitalise has been in operation since 1963 and we have seen the need for our services ever increase. As more disabled people choose to live independantly in the community with the support of carers so they expect to have choice when considering a respite care break that supports their often very individual needs. Our records show around 150 different disabling conditions. Vitalise has been supporting disabled people based on their individual needs for 50 years and offers a unique service.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Clare Ellisdon

    Fundraiser

    Victoria Parker

    Corporate Partnerships Manager

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