*** Please note – Due to Covid-19 and the challenges this has created for holiday parks there may be a delay in our posting of the application form for 2021, probably to the Spring of 2021 (We are still planning to offer breaks for 2021 if at all possible and will post an application form here as soon as possible)***


Free Holidays for Carers

Holidays are offered to Carers without the person they normally care for so that they may have a proper Respite Break.

THERE IS NO CHARGE for the breaks

We also have use of a holiday Cottage near Longleat Safari Park where a few weeks are kindly donated by the owner each year.  Wiltshire Holiday Cottage


Holiday Applications

2021 applications will hopefully commence in December 2020 or January 2021

Watch this page for the new application form or send an email to holidays@resapiteassociation.org and we will send a form as soon as it is released.

If you had a holiday cancelled in 2020 you will automatically be contacted with a priority booking for 2021 as soon as the new form is released.

Applications can be made via email or post using the form below. The form can be completed electronically and emailed or can be printed and posted if you prefer, if you require a copy to be posted to you please email us or call (01566 471022)

» PDF Application Form

Email (for holiday inquiries or applications only): holidays@respiteassociation.org

The address for inquiries and applications is on the application form.


Carers Retreat

We are delighted to announce our first ever carers retreat. We have been kindly offered the use of a 7 bedroomed ‘mansion’ on the Kent coast at Walmer so have decided to try something new with this amazing venue.

The idea is that we can give carers a free week long break, on a B&B basis, with their own bedroom and sharing the house and gardens with other carers. We are hoping to arrange some optional free trips out to the local sights too. The main aim is to allow carers to have a relaxing break with other carers who understand the challenges of caring. It is planned as a very informal week, the house has lots of quiet places if you want to sit in peace, and of course, the opportunity to chat if preferred.

***Please note that due to Covid-19 our Carers Retreat is postponed – we will post here when a new date is set***


Text to Donate

Please text “Carers” to 70450 to donate £5

Texts cost £5 plus standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via SMS.  If you’d like to give £5 but without opting in to receive marketing communication from us text “Carersnoinfo” to 70450


Virgin Money Giving

The Respite Association is a registered charity No 1193232 (formerly 1086598 from 2001 to 2021)