What We Do


Every year, the Trust organises six one-week long holidays, with up tofive places available on each holiday.   We provide supported holidays for people living in their own home so that as well as having a break themselves, their carer(s) receives respite as well.   We also offer holidays to people living in supported living accommodation.  Holiday priority is given to people who live in Dorset and Hampshire.

The holidays are held during the summer months at Ellwood Cottages in the hamlet of Woolland near Blandford. Surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside the cottages provide an ideal place for a relaxing break.

Holidaymakers are accommodated in one of three accessible cottages alongside a dedicated and experienced team of volunteers who provide 24 hour care and support.    Prior to the holiday each guest will be visited by the Trust’s Coordinator so that the care and support needs of each individual can be assessed. Each holiday starts on a Saturday and finishes the following Friday giving guests a chance to experience a week away from their normal routine.    Based around a varied programme of activities, the group share a week of friendship, laughter and good food.