Holidays and dementia – useful organisations
Find out about other useful organisations and resources that can support people affected by dementia with holidays and travelling.
- Holidays and dementia – things to consider
- Accessible types of holiday for people with dementia
- Preparing and packing for a holiday when someone has dementia
- Transport and travelling tips when someone has dementia
- Holidays and dementia – tips for during and after the holiday
- Holidays and dementia – financial help and legal protection
- You are here: Holidays and dementia – useful organisations
Holidays and travelling
Civil Aviation Authority
0330 022 1500
The Civil Aviation Authority provides information about air travel for passengers who need assistance.
01245 237548 (Helpline 9am–5.30pm Monday–Friday)
Dementia Adventure is a charity that organises short breaks and holidays for people living with dementia and their carers.
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
0808 800 0082 (Helpline 9am–7pm Monday–Friday 10am–2pm Saturday)
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
028 9050 0600
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 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
0800 023 4567 (Helpline 8am–5pm Monday–Friday, 9am–1pm Saturday)
The Financial Ombudsman Service deals with complaints about financial businesses, such as insurance companies.
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme
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.
01908 951045 (helpline, 8am–3.30pm Monday–Friday, 9am–3pm Saturday)
MedicAlert provide services and jewellery to help ensure someone’s wishes are followed, if they are unable to communicate in an emergency situation.
MindforYou is a charitable co-operative specialising in the delivery of personalised holidays for families affected by dementia throughout the 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
0344 800 1895 (support line, 9am–5.30pm Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm weekends and bank holidaus)
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.
030 3303 0145
Revitalise is a charity that provides breaks for people with disabilities (including people with dementia) and their carers.
Tourism for All UK
0845 124 9971
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.
0808 802 2000 (helpline 9am–5pm Monday–Friday)
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.
Last reviewed: October 2021
Next reviewed: October 2024
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
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