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Respite Care Breaks

Specialist, flexible supported care breaks in the countryside for adults aged 18 and over. Take a break, in our fully accessible centre catering for your individual needs.

Enjoy time out from everyday life in a supported environment where you can try new challenges and experiences, meet new people and make new friends. We have over 25 years’ experience of providing personal care and supporting people with our ‘can do’ approach to life. We provide respite holidays for disabled adults in a fun holiday environment with a range of activities and packages to suit everyone.

Care Provision

Personalised care plans are at the centre of our provision, enabling and encouraging you to be involved in how you would like to experience your care during your holiday.

Our qualified dedicated and experienced team are available 24 hours a day* to provide you with our top quality care provision.

*Currently night care is via a call system. Speak to our care team to discuss your night care needs.

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

We are registered by CQC, the independent regulator of health and social care in England, to provide residential care services for people with physical, learning, sensory disabilities and those on the Autistic Spectrum. For more information please visit the CQC website

With the support of district nurses where required our team will provide assistance with

  • moving and handling 
  • Administration of medication – tablets, ointments, inhalers, nebulisers
  • washing and dressing
  • packing and unpacking
  • meals
  • Catering for special diets
  • continence care – catheters, stomas, suppositories etc.
  • Provision of airflow mattresses (subject to availability)

Please note this is not an exhaustive list.

Although one-to-one care is not offered as standard, bespoke packages may be available for those with more complex needs.

Respite Care Packages

Our care package has been designed for you to tailor your level of activity or length of stay. You can visit alone, as a couple or with friends and family. Shared rooms are available.


Designed with flexibility in mind to meet the varied needs of our guests, our newly refurbished bedrooms have movable furniture, extra wide doors, en suite facilities and a variety of grab rails to aid independent movement.

We have a range of specialist equipment for use during your stay. To ensure availability, please discuss your requirements at the time of booking.

Scroll the image to see more pictures of our accommodation. View our room layouts and access statements.


Care @Calvert

Our award winning care package provides 24 hour care provision in en suite rooms, all meals, snacks, drinks and light activities. Enjoy the delights of being in the countryside and take part in some of our more relaxed activities, such as:

Arts and Crafts | Bird Watching | Geocaching | Golf Buggy Rides | Indoor Games | Local Attractions | Orienteering | Shopping | Snoozelum | Swimming | Wii Games |

From £1,350 for a 7 night stay

Activity Options

We have a wide range of activities to enjoy during your stay. Challenge yourself to do things you never thought possible or build on skills you already have. Our activities are made accessible by a range of adaptive equipment, which will be demonstrated during your introduction to the activity and risk assessments will be carried out.

Activity options available to tailor your care package include:

Abseiling | Axe Throwing | Climbing | Laser Clay Shooting | Sailing |Archery | Canoeing | King Swing | Motor Boat | Zip Wire

In addition to our range of activities your package includes the new Kielder ZipCoaster

You can choose to take part in a variety of activities, all with full carer support. These activities are led by our activity team and together with your care package offer a flexible combination of adrenaline, fun and relaxation.

Themed Care Breaks

Regular guests love to meet up with their friends throughout the year for our themed weeks where fun and laughter are guaranteed. You can choose from a range of weeks including our most popular Young at Heart, Go Wild, Northumberland, Halloween and Festive weeks.

Getting to Our Centre

We can provide transport in fully accessible vehicles from several locations for an additional charge. Please discuss your requirements at the time of booking.


The snug, lounge, small bar and TV room are available for you to socialise with your fellow guests or participate in some evening activities. Computers and free WiFi are available for your use. Take the opportunity to relax in our hydrotherapy pool, sauna and snoozelum sensory room. We have a versatile games room which we use for arts and crafts sessions, indoor games or a disco in the evening. Our accessible bathroom comes complete with hoist, Clos-o-Mat toilet and a Rhapsody Therapeutic bath.


Delicious freshly prepared home cooked meals are served in the dining room. We offer vegetarian alternatives at every mealtime and our chefs will cater for specialist dietary requirements. A weekly menu is available to view in the dining room, please ask for a copy if you would like to plan your meals during your stay.

Centre Visits

We understand a stay in a new and unknown environment can be daunting, so we encourage visits to our centre to find out more about our service before committing to a longer break. A short break of one or two nights can be arranged with a family member or carer to ease any concerns or uncertainties. If you are in the area pop in and have a look at the facilities and speak to our team about your individual needs.

Funding Support

We occasionally receive funding from benefactors and organisations to contribute towards a visit. Speak to a member of our team to ask about current bursary support availability. Please check out our holiday funders list for other trusts and organisations who may be able to help.

We work closely with The Alan Bott Charity who offer small grants towards the cost of a holiday at Calvert Kielder. Please visit for further information.

How to Book

For enquiries, please contact our team on 01434 250232, or fill in the enquiry form below.

Our booking procedure begins with a series of questions to help us to assess your individual care needs, followed by a care plan for you to complete and return before your visit. This will ensure that our care team is informed about your needs and an appropriate room and equipment is ready for your arrival. We will phone you if you have any specialised or nursing care requirements, to ensure we have all services in place on the relevant days. Booking terms & conditions apply.

Enquiry Form