Financial support for holidays
If you’re eligible for social care funding
As a person with MS or carer, you may be eligible to get support from social services. This will require an assessment of your needs.
If you are eligible for support, you may be able to use your funding package to help pay for short breaks and respite care.
Find out more about social care funding, including personal budgets and direct payments.
If you’re not eligible but still need financial support
Our Health and Wellbeing Fund provides grants for people with MS and carers for breaks and respite care. Find out more about our grants by contacting the Grants Team on 0300 500 8084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other charities and trusts may be able to help financially, or run their own holiday schemes. Tourism for All’s Guide to financial help towards the cost of a holiday or respite break highlights lots of organisations. Some of them are below.
- 3H Fund – restricted to people living in certain areas
- Family Holiday Association – short breaks in the UK for families
- Disability Aid Trust – grants towards the cost of volunteer helpers on holiday
- Turn2us – helps people access benefits and grants
Local carers’ centres may provide grants for carers to take a respite break.