Holidays, short breaks and respite care

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Thinking about taking a break and need some help on how to arrange this? The MS Short Breaks Service is here for you.

We can help you to plan a break in the UK or abroad, or to look for residential or respite care.

Have a look at our hints and tips to help you organise your break.

Please call the Helpline on 0808 800 8000 and ask to speak to our Information Officer – Short Breaks.


The accessibility of your accommodation and destination can have a big impact on your experience if you have a mobility impairment.

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There are plenty of websites and other resources that can help you research accessibility in advance. Find out more.

Getting support during your break or having someone take over caring responsibilities could be be option to consider, especially if care needs are high. 

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Read about the care and support for holidays available, including our partnerships with care providers.

You might be eligible for financial support towards the cost of your short break, holiday or respite care.

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There are a few ways you can get help with paying for your break. Find out if you are eligible for assistance.

There are extra things to consider if you're going abroad, especially if you're a passenger with reduced mobility.

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Read more about planning your trip, from taking medicines abroad to insurance.

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