Accessible places to stay

If you (or a family member or friend) have disabilities as a result of a brain tumour, you may require places to stay which:

  • have been adapted to suit your/their needs
  • provide extra support should you/they require it

Below are a couple of examples. If you run an accessible place to stay and wish your accommodation to be included, please get in touch.

Paul's Fund and Paul's Place, Georgeham, Nr Croyde, North Devon

Paul's Fund pays for young adults (18-30) to have a holiday at Paul's Place. Paul's Place offers B&B or self-catering accommodation for up to a week to those who:

  • have a diagnosis of a life threatening or terminal illness
  • are bereaved, or
  • are providing significant long-term, unpaid, caring for a family member

The following may also qualify:

  • parents/siblings caring for a young adult with a life threatening or terminal illness
  • parents/siblings who have lost a young adult son/daughter/sibling
  • adults of any age who have a life-threatening brain tumour

The fund pays for close family members or a partner/friend to go too. It may contribute to travel and daily expenses.

All four rooms are en-suite, with the ground floor room being accessible to those with limited mobility.

The Grove Hotel, Bournemouth

The Grove in Bournemouth, operated by Macmillan Caring Locally, offers holiday retreats for cancer patients and those with life-threatening illnesses. Carers, families and friends are also welcome.

There are 30 rooms, one is fully Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant, and two more are DDA compliant and suitable for wheelchair access. There is a qualified nurse on call 24 hours each day.

A fleet of scooters and a private beach hut on Bournemouth Beach are available to hire and free local coach trips for guests are available.

Torbay Holiday Helpers Network

Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN) is a network of hotels, accommodation providers, tourist attractions and businesses across the UK and abroad, who help to give away free holidays to:

  • families who have seriously ill children
  • recently bereaved families – having lost a child
  • families with children who have a terminally ill parent
  • families with children who have been recently bereaved

THHN can also help with grants to cover travel expenses for those in financial difficulties.

Holidays are only awarded by referral via a registered charity, NHS Healthcare Professionals or Social Workers.

Please note: The Brain Tumour Charity does not necessarily endorse the venues listed on this page. We will not be held responsible for any arrangements, financial or otherwise, concerning any of the venues listed here. Whilst every care is taken to ensure that each entry is accurate, The Brain Tumour Charity does not take any responsibility for the omission or errors regarding any entry. It is the responsibility of the user to check that the venues are suitable for your requirements.

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