Carers Caravan

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North Staffs Carers Association has a 6 berth, adapted caravan located at the Marton Mere Holiday Village in Blackpool.

The caravan is used to provide a service to you as a Carer offering a real chance to relax, take a break from the norm and recharge your batteries.

 

Many Carers want to take a break, but feel uncomfortable with leaving the cared for behind. Therefore, we offer Carers and their families an opportunity to have a relaxing break together.

 

Our aim is to provide respite for Carers and their families which in some cases may be the first chance they get to go on holiday and participate in activities with others.

 

Our Caravan gives you a chance to enjoy a weekend or a midweek break in a relaxing atmosphere on a site with many family friendly facilities. Ideal for families of all ages who because of the restrictions of a disability are not fortunate enough to be able to go on holiday, which sometimes results in both Adult and Young Carers never actually, experiencing the benefits of a break.

 

About Blackpool

Major Attractions include:-

Blackpool Tower -  a dominant landmark of the Blackpool skyline.  Beneath the tower is a complex of leisure facilities, and restaurants, including the  Tower Ballroom and Circus.

North Pier – The northernmost of Blackpool's 3 piers. It includes a small shopping arcade, tramway and Theatre.

Grand Theatre -  Offers an eclectic mix of drama, dance, opera, ballet and comedy including a yearly Pantomime.

Central Pier – The middle pier, with a Ferris wheel & shops.

South Pier – The southern most pier. Almost directly opposite the Pleasure Beach, it houses a theme park.

Pleasure Beach Blackpool – An amusement park with rides including the Pepsi Max Big One.

The Winter Gardens is a large entertainment venue in the town centre. It includes the Opera House, Pavilion Theatre, Empress Ballroom, Spanish Hall, Arena and Olympia.

Stanley Park – Grade II historic park and gardens with golf course, cricket club, sports arena, lake, art deco restaurant, model village, gardens, etc.

Click here to link to Blackpool Tourist Information Centre

How to Apply & Costs

Breaks are offered at a heavily subsidised rate, & the fees charged contribute towards general running costs.

Breaks are offered Monday – Thursday or Friday – Sunday.

The cost of a caravan break is £110 and £130 during school holidays.

To apply for a break you will need to request & complete an application pack along with a signed statement of support.

To request an application pack please ring us on 01782 793100 or click here to download.

If you would like to take a break but are experiencing severe financial hardship, please contact us as we may be to help. Each year we receive far more applications than breaks available, and the Caravan is offered on a first come first served basis, subject to criteria being met & is judged by a selection panel.

If successful in applying for a break you will need to take along:- duvet covers, pillow cases, towels, tea towels, toilet rolls, washing up liquid, dishcloth and any food / drink you will need during your break.

Please note that smoking IS NOT permitted inside the caravan.

Directions

Marton Mere is set outside the seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire just 3 miles from The Golden Mile.

The Park address is:


Marton Mere Holiday Park
Blackpool,
Lancashire,
FY4 4XN

 

Directions From Stoke on Trent:-

 

Join M6 at Junction 16 travelling north then Exit Junction 32 onto M55 towards Blackpool Fleetwood

Exit Junction 4 for Blackpool North Shore

At the roundabout take the 3rd exit and continue along A583 for 0.7 miles

After 0.2 miles turn right onto Mythop Road

Then turn left after 0.1 miles into Marton Mere Caravan Site

Approx Journey time is 1 Hour and 26 minutes

Frequent Questions & Answers

Is the caravan suitable for a disabled member of the family?

Our Caravan has been designed for disabled users - all doors being wider for access, kitchen units are lower & bathroom & bedrooms are designed for wheelchair access. The caravan has a portable hoist and grab rails.

 

Is there parking near the Caravan?

The Caravan has its own small driveway with parking for one Car.

 

Will I need to pay for entertainment passes at the park?

No, please collect  passes from reception at Marton Mere.

 

Can Pets stay in the Caravan?

No, we are unable to allow pets to stay in the Caravan.

 

Is food and Drink included?

No. Remember you must also take bedding , towels, tea towels, toilet rolls, washing up liquid, & dishcloths etc

 

How long Can I stay?

Breaks run from Monday–Thursday or Friday-Sunday. You will be asked to indicate which you would prefer on the application form.

 

If my application is successful when do to pay for my break? 

14 days from the date that you receive your invoice and booking confirmation.

 

What if I have to cancel my break?

Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel your break.  Where 7 days or less notice is given, 50% of the holiday will be charged. For more information please call us on 01782 793100 or visit the Marton Mere website 

 

 

If you need any further information please contact

North Staffs Carers Association on 01782 793100.

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North Staffs Carers, Carers Centre, 1 Duke Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 3NR, Phone: 01782 793100 

Registered No. 3313461 | Registered Charity No. 1062548

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