Revitalise

Revitalise

Disability & SEN

Revitalise is a national charity providing respite care in a holiday setting for disabled people and carers. Revitalise also offers inspirational opportunities for volunteers through one of the largest and most diverse volunteering programmes of any UK charity. 

Revitalise run three accessible holiday centres in Chigwell in Essex, Southampton and Southport. Our mission is to enable disabled people in the UK to access essential breaks with care, and provide inspirational opportunities for volunteers. We firmly believe that disabled people should have the same rights, freedoms, responsibilities and quality of life as those without disabilities.
 
A Revitalise respite holiday is a refreshing twist on traditional respite care. We offer a break that feels like a proper holiday. This is why at Revitalise we talk about respite holidays rather than respite care – we provide holidays with care.
 
Our guests come to us not just for the care they need but also for a fabulous holiday experience.
 
  • 24-hour on-call nursing care
  • Plenty of support from lively volunteers
  • Fully accessible facilities
  • Quality hospitality
  • Fantastic excursions and entertainment
  • Relaxed and friendly environment.
  • The expert nursing and care staff at our centres can provide support for people with more than 150 different disabilities, including Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Listening Books

Listening Books

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Listening Books provides a postal and internet based audiobook service to over 50,000 members who find it difficult to read the printed word in the usual way.
 
Our service is quick and easy to use and it will open up the wonderful world of books to people who find it difficult to read in the usual way. We support the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 to A-Level and have a huge range of fiction and non-fiction titles for both adults and children. Listening to audiobooks allows children and young people to listen to the same books their friends and peers are reading, improve comprehension and word recognition as well as helping to instill a greater understanding and enjoyment of literature. For older members, audiobooks, as well as being an enjoyable activity, can for some provide welcome relief from pain, boredom and loneliness, lifting them out of what are often challenging circumstances.
 
 We are very fortunate to enjoy the support of Stephen Fry as our patron.
 
“I’m proud and delighted to be patron of the first audiobook charity to offer downloads to its members and excited about what this will mean for all print impaired people who can now listen on-the-go.”
 
Stephen has been patron of Listening Books since 2005. As a creator and huge lover of literature, and reader of the best selling ‘Harry Potter’ audiobook series, he understands the importance of promoting the spoken word for all.
 
Website: https://www.listening-books.org.uk/
 
Blindcare

Blindcare

Disability & SEN

Blindcare focuses on supporting expert delivery of education, vocational, independent living and employment skills training for young people with visual impairment from across the UK. 

The charity understands that intervention at an early stage in life makes a massive positive impact on the future life chances, opportunities and outcomes for people with VI and it supports a range of projects that deliver on this. 

Its main partner is the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), the UK’s leading further education (FE) college for those aged 16 plus with visual impairment. RNC supports up to 80 students a year, age 16-25, in a residential setting and was rated ‘Outstanding’ for its residential provision by Ofsted in 2018. 

Some of its students go on to university (usually their first choice), while others transition into work or volunteering in their own communities.