FREE respite break courtesy of Revitalise and John Lyon’s Charity.

Breaks are available to 18-25 year olds with either a physical or learning disability from the following nine London boroughs: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Harrow, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, City of London, and City of Westminster.

For more information call 0303 303 0145 or visit

They have limited availability on this offer, so it is first come/first served.

All breaks must be allocated before the end of January.

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New research has just been published on how much respite unpaid carers in the UK are actually getting, from a holiday right down to even just an evening off.

The study was commissioned by The National Accident Helpline as the company is keen to raise awareness of the range of issues following an accident – such as the need to provide care for a loved-one.

The study looks at:

  • How many carers can get an evening or weekend break
  • The average holiday carers are able to take each year
  • When they can’t take a break why that is
  • The benefits a break would bring – for themselves and the person they care for
  • How supported they feel by those around them, and by their Local Authority

Following this study, the National Accident Helpline (NAH) is launching the chance for a carer and the person they care for to win a holiday through the British Caregiver Award. Find out more here:

The research findings are on the NAH website here:


On the 24th October Carers Network and City Cruises worked in partnership to deliver a free lunch time cruise across the Thames River for a group of carers.  The mini voyage through the heart of London also included a gourmet three- course meal with running commentary on the history of the Thames. After desert, carers strolled on deck to fully take in the river cruise experience. This historical views ranged from the awe-inspiring Houses of Parliament to the ancient Tower of London (with its gruesome past) and onto the Royal Palace of Greenwich. Indeed, carers enjoyed a feast for the eyes, ears and stomach.

Lunch cruise River Boat Cruise Carer, Joseph Frimpong said, “It was a fantastic trip – I enjoyed every moment and felt totally relaxed, it was nice to be waited on for a change. Thank you very much Carers Network”

Communications and Engagement Manager Cecilia Faduola who organised the trip said “Carers Network believe in memorable, quality breaks and will do everything possible to give carers just that”

Carers Network would like to thank City Cruises for their contribution towards the trip and excellent service on board the hop on hop off sightseeing tour.

Look out for information on how you could take part in day trips with Carers Network by viewing our online Events Calendar.