Have a holiday that inspires you with Dementia Adventure
Holidays shouldn’t stop just because of a dementia diagnosis. We believe with the right support anything is possible, which is why we offer small group and tailored holidays for people living with dementia, enabling them to get away with their friends and family.
Evidence shows our supported holidays have significant well-being benefits for both the person living with dementia and their friends and family, including:
- Improved physical health: E.g. Skin health, fitness, sleeping patterns, eating patterns, improved verbal expression; improved memory and attention.
- Improved emotional health: E.g. Lifted moods, reduced stress, agitation, anger, apathy and depression.
- Improved social health: E.g. Multi-sensory engagement and joy, improved sense of well-being, independence, self-esteem and control and improved social interaction and a sense of belonging.
- Increased positivity about the future.
- Increased feelings of being able to cope.
- Increased understanding of how to support someone with dementia.
- Increased confidence in how to engage with nature and the outdoors.
- Improved relationships between the person with dementia and their caregiver.
Making Your Holiday Possible
We’ve offered supported dementia holidays for over 12 years. We understand the complex and individual needs of people living with dementia. Our experienced team and thoughtfully planned itineraries allow you to relax and enjoy the holiday you deserve. Whether you want to relax by the coast or walk in the mountains, we have something for everyone. Our focus is on what you can achieve rather than what you can’t. We’ll be encouraging you to have fun and to engage with the wellbeing benefits of being outdoors.
The holiday planning is all done for you, or with you, from accommodation, to travel, days out and meals.
An experienced member of our team will join you on the holiday to take care of all the day to day practical details, along with at least one supporter for every person living with dementia. We’ll be with you 24 hours a day, able to do all the cooking and driving, assisting at mealtimes, and accompanying you on days out. We are an extra pair of hands, eyes and ears so you can relax and benefit from the break. We’ll be sensitive to your individual needs, encouraging independence and meaningful activity where possible, and providing as little or as much support as you require.
- DBS checked
- Trained to understand dementia and the key challenges.
- Trained in communication and dementia.
- Trained in risk analysis for outdoor activities.
- Trained in safeguarding.
- Certificated first aid qualification.
- Trained in food hygiene & manual handling.
- Trained in infection control, including Covid-19.
Our small group supported holidays are always popular and sell out fast! Five days of fun and relaxation, with people in a similar situation to you. We take care of the details so you can get the most out of our hand-picked accommodation in a variety of beautiful destinations across the UK.
Any time, any place, any where! We’ll plan a holiday specific to your requirements, abilities, and preferred destinations throughout the UK. Our tailored holidays are ideal for friends, couples or families who want to travel together.
We want you to have fun on your holiday, but your safety is our top priority. We require all holiday-makers to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This means you must have received both doses of the vaccine no later than 21 days prior to departure, to allow full immunity to take effect.
To allow enough time for our holiday-makers to be vaccinated, we won’t run any holidays until the end of May 2021 (subject to Government guidance).
We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance for your supported holiday. We do not recommend specific providers and suggest that people do their own research.
Though she may not remember the details of the holiday it has given mum a boost. With all the tips given, I have renewed energy to continue to support Mum so she can continue living at home for as long as possible.
The holidays are great, they give Dad something to look forward to and look back on. He can’t always remember the specific details, but just talking about them gives him a warm fuzzy feeling and he knows he had fun.
Fabulous! Brilliant! The support was amazing! I didn’t have to worry about a thing – which was absolutely wonderful, it was the longest rest I’ve had for weeks!
A Typical Dementia Adventure Supported Holiday
People living with dementia can often feel that things like holidays and travel are no longer available to them, but we specialise in creating small group holidays for people living with dementia, their partners, family, friends or carer to enjoy together.
Funding Your Holiday
As a charity, we deliver our holidays on a not-for-profit basis. We fundraise so we can significantly reduce the price of all our supported dementia holidays to make them more affordable. We do not include any of the overheads that keep our charity running. So the price you pay is not what it costs us to deliver your holiday.
Accessing Financial Support
You can access funds to help make your holiday happen, especially if you are on a means tested benefit. Read our guide to financial help. It contains information on how and where to apply for funding to support your break.
Dementia Adventure Support Fund
Thanks to the support of individuals, businesses and grant funders, including the player’s of People’s Postcode Lottery, we have been able to create the Dementia Adventure Support Fund for those who need it the most.
The support fund offers a contribution towards the cost of your holiday, further reducing the amount you have to pay. Click for more information about the Dementia Adventure Support Fund and other ways to fund your holiday.