Subsidised Holidays


The Centre is open to all, regardless of gender, culture, disability, race or religious belief or affiliation. We can offer subsidised respite breaks or quiet reflection breaks for those suffering bereavement. Severe or long term illness brings about many stresses such as loss of employment, income, unpredictability of health, inability to travel far; all of which we recognise as adding greater stresses to an already difficult situation and with which we believe we can help

The Jonas Centre is pleased to consider applications for subsidised holidays. Further information is available on our downloads page.

As a charity our funds are extremely limited which means that unfortunately we cannot provide for every single application that we receive. In order to provide a fair and balanced system, applications can only be considered following completion of the Centre's referral form, by a third party such as a member of a welfare/support agency, social service or minister.

After receipt of the referral form contact will be made by the Jonas Centre with the applicant to offer a break. There is a limited number of breaks available during school holidays and applications are likely to be more successful if other times are requested. Mid week breaks are available throughout the year. The referral agency is advised of the progress of the booking.

If for any reason personal or medical care is required this must be arranged with the appropriate provider before confirming a booking. Staff are on site during normal office hours but there is not 24 hour coverage. A payphone is available near the reception building.