Wheelchair accessible family holidays in Brittany, France without all the hassle and problems.
We have tried to answer some of the more obvious questions here, but if you need more information, you need something specific answering or you think we have just missed something out please don't hesitate to contact us. You can call or email us anytime and even if we don't know the answer there and then we will get back to you as soon as possible.
What is included?
60 KwH Electric, water,household linen including bedding, towels and T Towels, use of garden and terrace areas, use of any equipment held in stock such as shower chairs, enough tea, coffee and sugar to get you started, unlimited use of internet, satellite TV, plus more.
60 KwH will cover your basic electricity consumption during the week, including hot water. It will NOT cover use of the heating.
One set of bedding and towels are provided per person per week.
We do ask that you leave the apartments in a clean and tidy state at the end of your stay, there is a charge for us to clean should you prefer.
Will my wheelchair fit?
Going away on an accessible holiday when you are disabled can be a total pain. How do you know that your wheelchair is going to fit in the shower room? How do you know what height the beds are?
Because we are selling holidays to the disabled community it seemed like a good idea to measure everything and put those measurements here. If you have any questions then please ask. #Accessibleholidays
|Door from car park - main entrance||93 cm width|
|Corridor Width||180cm width|
|Front door to apartment||90cm width|
|All internal doors||80cm width|
|Height to light switch from the floor||83cm height|
|Height to plug socket||37cm height|
|Door handle||104cm height|
|Hallway width in apartments 1,3 and 5||104cm width|
|Lift doors||80cm width|
|Internal lift dimensions||138cm x 97cm|
|Height of regular bed||47cm height|
|Height of raised bed (elephants feet or similar)||57cm height|
|Gap under bed||23cm height min|
|Profiling bed (aka - electrically adjustable hospital bed)||Variable|
|Height of toilet with seat down||50cm height|
|Height of toilet with seat raised||48cm height|
|Drop down bar by toilet||76cm height|
|Grab rails by the toilet mounted to provide the most help||76cm height|
|Wheel under sink||65cm height|
|Taps on shower||100cm height|
|Fixed mirror above the sink||110cm height|
|Moveable mirror fixed beside the sink||Variable|
|Dining table||76cm height|
|Work surface height||85cm height|
|Wheel under sink||82cm height|
|All measurements have been taken from the floor, in the case of wheel under furniture the height has been measured to where your legs would fit under. In the case of beds, sofa, etc, then the measurement is to the top of the mattress or cushion for example.|
How do I book?
As we specialise in accessible holidays for the disabled person and most of those holidays are based on very individual packages it may be very difficult for you to gauge a cost from our general price list. Therefore, we ask anyone who would like more information or a price for a break to contact us. This will allow us to ask any relevant questions in order to give you a more specific price based on your requirements.
For people who currently receive their support package in the UK by way of a Direct Payment and/or Individual Budget you can use these to pay towards your assessed, agreed needs during your stay with us. This will ensure that you receive the same level of support during your holiday, as you would expect at home.
In some cases, it may be possible to agree with your Care Manager or Social Worker that for your holiday you receive extra support, as you are in a different environment, you would like to do more whilst you are here than you would normally do whilst at home, you may feel that your family/support workers need some respite from the support side of things, then this is the ideal opportunity.
It is also possible to agree with your Care Manager that your Direct Payment/Individual Budget could help meet the costs of any equipment that you need during your stay. Such as the profiling beds, hoists, etc. We are happy to give you separate invoices for anything that could be paid for from your direct payment account, ask us for more information on using your direct payment towards our costs.
When you book an apartment we ask for a 25% deposit to confirm the booking. You will receive an invoice confirming what you have booked, whether or not any additional services have been booked, and any equipment that you may have asked for. We are able to hold any accommodation for 7 days whilst waiting for the deposit to be paid. Once paid, the outstanding balance will be payable 8 weeks before your stay with us. We can also offer an instalment payment plan if that makes budgeting easier.
We have a UK bank, so paying us is not a problem. You can choose to pay us in a variety of ways, send a cheque to our bank, transfer via the internet or bank transfer, go into a local branch of Lloyds. Entirely up to you how you choose to pay. We do ask that people DO NOT send us a cheque directly, as all we have to do is then post it back to the UK!
We can accept payments with a credit or debit card or a PayPal account online via PayPal. There is an additional charge to pay via PayPal due to the higher banking charges, this currently is an additional 4%
What is the difference between the apartments?
The main difference between 'larger' and 'smaller' apartments in our wheelchair accessible building are as follows.
Larger groups and/or larger power wheelchairs are better suited to apartments 1 and 3 because of the larger open plan lounge/dining area. Wheelchair access in the bedrooms and bathroom is exactly the same for all apartments.
Because of the location of the stair well and lift shaft within the building, apartments 2, 4 and 6 are a bit smaller than apartments 1 and 3. The bathrooms and bedrooms remain mostly the same size throughout the building although the master bedrooms in the smaller apartments actually came out a little bigger (we ignored the plans whilst building!) The kitchens in the larger apartments are bigger with a bit more cupboard space and the lounge/diner is 1 metre wider giving more space for families and entertaining.
Can I bring my assistance/pet dog?
Absolutely you can. Please just be aware that we do have animals on site and therefore we all need to basically get along, but yes a lot of our customers do bring dogs with them. We are happy to recommend our vet for the regulatory vet visit and signature for the pet passport upon return to the UK and will organise the appointment for you. #SupportedHolidays
Do you supply Slings?
No guests need to bring their own slings suitable for portable hoists. We do have an emergency supply of slings for people that forget theirs, or need another one in an emergency, but we obviously cannot guarantee the fit or comfort of them. They also may not be the same style or make that you normally use.
Can you walk to into the village?
Yes, the village is a short walk/push away, be aware it is up hill. In the village we have a bar, 2 restaurants, local supermarket, chemist, post office, deli and bakers plus other shops. We also have a very good GP practice and local district nurses who all offer an excellent service and we use on a very regular basis.
Can non disabled people stay at I Need Holiday Too?
Yes, we are happy to welcome anyone here from all walks of life.
How do we get to France?
Call us and we are happy to give you all the information you need to make a decision as to what route is best for you. This will be dependent on where you live in the UK, your preferred mode of travel, whether or not you have your own adapted vehicle or maybe we are collecting you. Whatever way you decide we can assist you with all the relevent information. We also offer a 20% discount on all sailings with Brittany Ferries, so reading our "Rough Guide to Brittany Ferries" may make things easier for you.
When are you open?
We are open all year round, so give us a call now with your dates!
Do your support workers and carers have current DBS?
Absolutely yes. They are also very experienced, have regular training and are used to working with people on a short term basis, so they learn very quickly disabled peoples routines. Due to the nature of the job, they are all very experienced in a variety of different impairments and understand that no two people are the same even if they do have the same impairment on paper! #HolidaysWithCare
We try very hard at ineedaholidaytoo to give you the best holiday possible
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to book a holiday.