Each year Paul’s Place organises a number of holidays/respite trips both in this country and abroad. We look at these as a ‘double benefit’. Not only does it allow our members full independence away from relatives/carers to enjoy fantastic holidays with adults of the same age, but also offers respite for the carers and family, which is equally as important. This gives carers/relatives time to fully relax, safe in the knowledge that their loved ones are supported in a safe environment. Opportunities for respite care in the community are very limited, but we can offer carers precious time to themselves with a chance to recuperate.
Our members really enjoy the respite/holidays because they are away with their friends and given all the support they need by the staff and volunteers. Our respite/holidays are subsidised by the charity making it affordable for all.