Vitalise (charity) Provides short breaks for disabled people and carers

jimbo 111

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Jan 23, 2009
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Whilst looking at another website I came across the following organisation which maybe of interest to members
I am not promoting the organisation I just wondered how many members were aware of it , and could possibly be of benefit to them

jimbo 111


Who We Are
http://www.vitalise.org.uk/
Vitalise has been providing short breaks for disabled people and carers at accessible Centres in the UK since 1963 (We were founded in 1963 as Winged Fellowship Trust. In 2004 we became Vitalise).
We firmly believe that disabled people should have the same rights, freedoms, responsibilities and quality of life as those without disability

National disability charity Vitalise says that the shock findings of a new Alzheimer’s Society report into residential care for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia point to an even deeper problem.
Responding to the Alzheimer’s Society’s new report, ‘Low Expectations’, which found that only 41% of relatives of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia said they enjoyed a good quality of life in residential care, Vitalise’s research has revealed that the problem extends to people with other disabilities and their carers too.


We firmly believe that disabled people should have the same rights, freedoms, responsibilities and quality of life as those without disability

Alzheimer's Society Low expectations report on attitudes on choice, care and community for people with dementia in care homes

http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/download_info.php?downloadID=1024
 

jenniferpa

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Jun 27, 2006
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Whenever anyone asks about holidays I always mention Vitalise.

This is a fact sheet that AS has about Holidays that also mentions them.

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=158

Before they changed the website direct.gov.uk used to have an extremely useful list of organisations that might be useful for disabled people contemplating a holiday. Unfortunately the new site no longer has it. :( You used to be able to access it from the National Archives but I've just tried to link to it and I'm getting an error. Here it is if you want to try later http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Dir...ontacts/OrganisationsAndCharities/DG_10014894

For the holidays in the UK you can look here http://webarchive.nationalarchives....AndBreaks/TravelAndHolidaysInTheUk/DG_4015876

I'm moving this thread to resources as that is the most appropriate place for it.