Alzheimer’s Scotland have received a donation of 35 holiday breaks from owners of properties on the Cottages and Castles website, for use by families supporting someone with dementia. People can apply to Alzheimers Scotland for one of these holidays directly using the email link in the extract below.
“This organisation allows owners all over Scotland to let their properties. These luxury properties help create welcome breaks for people affected by dementia and we are so grateful for the generous offer.
These donations have been made by individual owners who want to give a break to those often not able to easily access respite from their situations. These breaks are in Angus, Argyll & Bute, Dumfries & Galloway, Highlands, Moray, North Ayrshire, Orkney and Perth & Kinross. There is a range of properties that can accommodate from two people right up to fourteen, making them a rare opportunity for a quiet break for couples, an excuse for the whole family to go away and spend time together for any occasion or the opportunity for groups of people to go and spend time with others who share their interests.
Those interested in the break should fill in an application form. This will be heard by a panel and the successful applicants will be matched to a property, so that they can book dates that suit them. Due to availability we cannot guarantee that we can meet every need with these kind donations. There may also be a house keeping fee (refundable after the break has been taken).
Date of next panel – 25 June 2015 (all applications to be in by midnight on 24 June 2015)
The break is for accommodation only and applicants should factor in for travel and meals (there is a small amount of funding for genuine cases of hardship). The break need not be taken in the same area as the person lives and could be used to visit an area that brings them back great memories or to visit friends and family!
If you would like to apply please contact Angi Inch on 07976 618419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org“