National charity Revitalise is offering round the clock care support including access to facilities, care and nursing teams to disabled people.
Whilst Revitalise have always been known as the people who create proper holidays for disabled people and their carers, during the current COVID-19 crisis, the team is offering their facilities at Revitalise Sandpipers in Southport, Merseyside, as a place to stay safe either short or long term, for disabled people no longer able to get the care they need at home.
Many disabled people are supported by a family member, or private carer who visits them at home, and can very quickly be at risk if that person becomes ill – unable to get support, or even basic supplies. Revitalise Sandpipers is fully accessible, with equipment including hoists, profiling beds and airflow mattresses. The teams are comprised of Registered Nurses and Care Assistants and they are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission.
General Manager at Revitalise Sandpipers Darren Holloran said
“We are very pleased to be able to offer a sanctuary of care and support to disabled people during this worrying time. Hopefully this will be one less thing to worry about and we welcome you to stay safe at Revitalise.”
Anybody who is worried about whether their care support at home can continue, should contact Revitalise, who are able to offer long or short stays with full care support in place. The charity is also offering transportation to those that need it, as well as financial support from their own Revitalise Support Fund.
Revitalise Netley Waterside House in Hampshire and Revitalise Jubilee Lodge in Essex are providing all their spaces to the NHS to help free up hospital beds for people with the virus.
Revitalise is proud to be able to support the NHS and help fight the crisis at a time like this, but is looking forward to welcoming guests back for more unforgettable holidays once we all emerge from COVID-19.
The charity’s Vice President Dame Judi Dench recently said:
“It is times like these that make me so proud to be Revitalise’s Vice President. Our wonderful NHS is under a great deal of strain, and during this difficult time, kindness and support will help them to fight the crisis. That is exactly what Revitalise are doing. I know how valuable the work they do for disabled people and their carers is, and I am thrilled to see that they are supporting both disabled people and the NHS during such a critical time.”
For more information on a long or short stay at Revitalise Sandpipers, please visit: www.revitalise.org.uk