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Accessible Travel Form A Holiday Partnership With The Ms Society

Accessible Travel and Leisure form holiday partnership with the MS Society

Accessible Travel and Leisure, having recently signed a partnership agreement with the MS Society to become a preferred supplier, are now able to offer holidays that can be purchased by using the MS Society’s Short Breaks & Activities (SBA) Fund. The fund provides grants to people with MS and/ or their carers to access the sort of holiday they choose, whatever that may be. It can be used to contribute towards the cost of short breaks, respite care, and other activities for people with MS and their carers and families.

For some people with MS and their carers, arranging a holiday can be a daunting prospect. Other people may know what they want to do, but need some financial assistance to achieve this. As a result, the MS Society can now give grants towards holidays and respite care, if there is no health or social services funding available.

Holidays and Short breaks aim to support carers caring for a family member, partner or friend in taking a break in a variety of ways giving both the carer, and person cared for, positive results. In the past, respite has meant a break in a care home or nursing home, but times have changed and a break can come in many forms: a time to rest and recharge your batteries, or a chance to experience new things. You might like to take a break with your loved one, maybe with some extra support, or you might like the idea of pursuing separate activities.

What we can help with

  • Planned and emergency respite care/ short breaks
  • Holidays
  • An activity or experience for someone with MS and/ or their carer
  • Additional costs of equipment hire and accessible accommodation/
  • Transport needed to enable a holiday or short break
  • Salary costs for a professional carer needed to help someone with
  • MS or their carer have a break, either in the home or elsewhere
  • Taster sessions for some alternative or complementary therapies

To find out more about financial assistance from the MS Society, contact your local branch or the grants team at the MS Society’s national office in London on 020 8438 0700. If you live in Scotland, contact the grants team in Edinburgh on 0131 335 4050.

As soon as you receive confirmation from the MS Society that your funding assistance has been approved by the grants team, contact Accessible Travel & Leisure on 01452 – 729739 and we can help to organise a holiday or short break to suit your needs and requirements.