Holidays and dementia – useful organisations

Find out about other useful organisations and resources that can support people affected by dementia with holidays and travelling.

Useful organisations

Civil Aviation Authority

Telephone
0330 022 1500

Website
www.caa.co.uk

The Civil Aviation Authority provides information about air travel for passengers who need assistance.

Dementia Adventure

Telephone
01245 237548 (Helpline 9am–5.30pm Monday–Friday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.dementiaadventure.co.uk

Dementia Adventure is a charity that organises short breaks and holidays for people living with dementia and their carers.

Disability Grants

Website
www.disability-grants.org

Disability Grants lists charities and trusts who provide grants for people with disabilities in the UK. This includes people living with dementia.

Equality Advisory and Support Service

Telephone
0808 800 0082 (Helpline 9am–7pm Monday–Friday 10am–2pm Saturday)

Website
www.equalityadvisoryservice.com

The Equality Advisory and Support Service advises people on issues relating to equality and human rights in England and Wales. Contact them if you think you have been treated unfairly and want further advice.

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Telephone
028 9050 0600

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.equalityni.org

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is a public body that provides protection against discrimination. They can provide advice and assistance if you feel you have been discriminated against.

Euan’s Guide

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.euansguide.com

Euan’s Guide is a website where people with disabilities can find and share reviews of the accessibility of venues in the UK and abroad.

Financial Ombudsman Service

Telephone
0800 023 4567 (Helpline 8am–5pm Monday–Friday, 9am–1pm Saturday)

Website
www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

The Financial Ombudsman Service deals with complaints about financial businesses, such as insurance companies.

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme

Website
www.hiddendisabilitiesstore.com

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme allows people living with hidden disabilities to discreetly signal that they may need further support when out in the community. You can buy a sunflower lanyard from the shop on their website.

MedicAlert

Telephone
01908 951045

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.medicalert.org.uk

MedicAlert provide services and jewellery to help ensure someone’s wishes are followed, if they are unable to communicate in an emergency situation.

MindforYou

Telephone
01509 351008

Website
www.mindforyou.co.uk

MindforYou is a charitable co-operative specialising in the delivery of personalised holidays for families affected by dementia throughout the UK.

MoneyHelper

Website
www.moneyhelper.org.uk

MoneyHelper (previously The Money Advice Service) provides free advice about a range of financial matters. It has a directory to help you find travel insurance if you have a medical condition.

The National Trust

Telephone
0344 800 1895

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The National Trust is a charity and membership organisation for heritage conservation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a section on its website with ideas and suggestions for days out in the UK – go to  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/days-out for more information.

Revitalise

Telephone
030 3303 0145

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.revitalise.org.uk

Revitalise is a charity that provides breaks for people with disabilities (including people with dementia) and their carers.

Tourism for All UK

Telephone
0845 124 9971

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.tourismforall.org.uk

Tourism for All UK is a charity that provides holiday and travel information service for disabled and older people and their carers. This includes people with mobility issues and people affected by dementia.

Turn2Us

Telephone
0808 802 2000 (Helpline 9am–5pm Monday–Friday)

Website
www.turn2us.org.uk

Turn2us is a charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. They have a benefits calculator and a grants search tool on their website. Their Find an Adviser tool matches you to sources of information and advice on a range of topics in your area.

Review information

Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.

Reviewed by: Jo Sinton, Specialist Palliative Care Occupational Therapist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

To give feedback on this information, or for a list of sources, please email our Publications team at [email protected]

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