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Care @Kielder

Dignity • Respect • Independence • Equality  

Providing specialist, flexible supported breaks for adults for over 18 years.

Take a break from everyday life in a supported environment where you can try new challenges and experiences, meet new people and make new friends.

We provide respite holidays for disabled adults in a fun holiday environment with a range of activities and packages to suit everyone. We will tailor your break to meet your needs as an individual visiting on your own, as a couple, or as a family.

Personalised care plans are the centre of our provision, enabling you to be involved in how you wish to experience your care and holiday. Our highly qualified, motivated 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 Provision

  • Assistance with moving and handling
  • Administration of medication – tablets, ointments, inhalers, nebulisers
  • Assistance with washing and dressing
  • Assistance with packing and unpacking
  • Assistance with meals including via PEG
  • Catering for special diets
  • Management of medical appliances – PEG, catheters, Stoma
  • Bowel care – suppositories, enemas
  • Continence care – catheters, pads
  • 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.



Our bedrooms have been designed with flexibility in mind to meet the varied needs of our guests. Moveable furniture, extra wide doors, en suite facilities and a variety of grab rails aid independent movement.

We have a range of specialist equipment available for your use during your stay. To ensure availability, please discuss your requirements with our Guest Services Team 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. We have computers for your use and free wifi. However, this can be unpredictable due to our location.

Take the opportunity to relax in our hydrotherapy pool, sauna and snoozelum. We have a versatile games room which can be used for arts and crafts, 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 meals are served in the dining room. Meals are home cooked and plentiful. 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.


Respite Care Packages

We offer affordable and flexible packages to suit your needs. Our care package has been designed for you to tailor your level of activity or length of stay. Come alone, as a couple or with friends and family; shared rooms are available.


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 £550 for 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, Archery, Canoeing, Climbing, King Swing, Laser Clay Shooting, Motor Boat, Sailing, Zip Wire

You will be given options of a variety of activities to participate in with full carer support. These activities will be led by our activity team and with the provision of the care package offer a good combination of adrenaline, fun and relaxation.


Activity Option 1

Our award winning care package plus:

  • Six half day activity sessions
  • Early check in from 11am

And choose from one of the following:

  • 30 minute neck, head, back or foot massage
  • 25% discount on transport to and from CTK**
  • Late check out up to 3pm including lunch

From £750 for 7 night stay


Activity Option 2

Our award winning care package plus:

  • Six full day activity sessions
  • Early check in from 11am and late check out up to 3pm including lunch*
  • Transport to and from Calvert Trust Kielder**
  • Complimentary aromatherapy treatment

From £1020 for 7 night stay


*Subject to availability

**Transport is within 50 miles of Calvert Trust Kielder. Transport required outside of this area may incur an additional charge.


Theme Weeks

Guests love to meet up with their friends throughout the year for our regular themed weeks, where fun and laughter are guaranteed.  We have a variety of theme weeks to choose from; our most popular weeks include Young at Heart, Go Wild, Halloween and Festive week.

From £1,020 for 7 night stay


Click here for full details on our theme weeks.


Getting to Our Centre

We can provide transport from a number of locations, please ask about this at the time of booking.


Booking Procedure

For your care package, choose the length of stay and level of activity. Then contact our Guest Services Team on 01434 250232 to discuss your personal requirements.

Our booking procedure begins with a series of questions to help us to ascertain 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 briefed 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.


Centre Visits

We understand a stay in a new 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 with our team. 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.


Explore and Escape @Kielder

Situated in the breathtaking Kielder Water & Forest Park, home to the largest man-made lake in Europe, we offer the perfect base to explore the Northern most counties of England and the Scottish Borders.

As one of the UK’s most beautiful areas, this location offers the multi-user Lakeside Way, 27 glorious miles of shoreline, a magical environment full of wildlife and flora, fresh, clean air and magnificent expansive horizons – plenty to fuel the imagination!

The park holds International Dark Sky status and is home to the award winning Kielder Observatory, where you can learn about the universe and experience the darkest skies in England.


Download our Respite Care brochure or for enquiries please contact our Guest Services Team on 01434 250232.


I did so much at Kielder that I never imagined possible. I can't describe the confidence this has given me, I left feeling like I could take on the world and that even the seemingly impossible is in fact possible.”

Rebecca Forster - Respite Guest Since 2012


“Calvert Trust has made a tremendous difference to me and my family, both emotionally and physically. I can come on a care break and try new things with people who are a similar age to me.”

Kevin Pardell - Respite Guest Since 1991


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Respite Care Bathroom

Respite Care Bedroom

Respite Care Bedroom

Hydrotherapy Pool

Dining Room

Arts and Crafts

Golf Buggy Rides

Motor Cruiser

Zip Wire


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