Gill Taylor cares for husband John, who has dementia. For Gill it’s a full-time role as John needs support in every aspect of daily life. Lockdown made their usual respite arrangements impossible, leaving them desperate for both a break and some support.
We arranged for them to have a tailored, supported holiday. We took care of all the planning and took John and Gill to the stunning surrounds of the Peak District. The sun was shining as we took in the magnificent Chatsworth House, walked deep into Speedwell Cavern and enjoyed the sights of the Longshaw Estate. Of course, we make sure to indulge in a proper Bakewell pudding, in the beautifully quaint Bakewell village.
Half way through the week, I noticed my shoulders relaxed and gone down. It’s not until you have a break that you realise how stressed you’ve been.
Since the break both John and Gill have noticed their mood has improved and John’s ability to interact with others and be more active has significantly increased.
Everything was perfect – support, accommodation, food, visits and activities. I had a complete rest from having to drive, make decisions and rest. Thank you! We’ll be back!