Revitalise are well-known for their respite holidays for disabled people and carers at their three centres throughout the UK. During the COVID-19 crisis they have stepped up to offer disabled people a safe haven and round the clock care should they require it.
The national charity is offering their facilities at Revitalise Sandpipers in Southport, Merseyside, as a place to stay safe either short or long term, for disabled people no longer able to get the care they need at home.
Many disabled people are supported by a family member, or private carer who visits them at home, and can very quickly be at risk if that person becomes ill with COVID-19 – unable to get support, or even basic supplies. Revitalise Sandpipers is fully accessible, with equipment including hoists, profiling beds and airflow mattresses. The teams are comprised of registered nurses and care assistants.
Darren Holloran, general manager at Revitalise Sandpipers said: “We are very pleased to be able to offer a sanctuary of care and support to disabled people during this worrying time. Hopefully this will be one less thing to worry about and we welcome you to stay safe at Revitalise.”
Anybody who is worried about whether their care support at home can continue, should contact Revitalise, who are able to offer long or short stays with full care support in place. The charity is also offering transportation to those that need it, as well as financial support from their own Revitalise Support Fund and a generous donation from the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Revitalise Netley Waterside House in Hampshire and Revitalise Jubilee Lodge in Essex are providing all their spaces to the NHS to help free up hospital beds for people with the virus.
Revitalise is proud to be able to support the NHS and help fight the crisis at a time like this, but is looking forward to welcoming guests back for more unforgettable holidays once we all emerge from COVID-19.
For more information on a long or short stay at Revitalise Sandpipers, please visit www.revitalise.org.uk.
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