Sight loss.  Various holidays, day trips and activities are avalable for people with sight loss and their carers.  Rambling and walking, group holidays, day trips and lots more.  Tel 01702 342131.
Essex Disabled Peoples Association. Disabled Holidays Essex.
Tel: 01245 253400. Helpline: 0870 8736333
Age Concern Essex also arranged some holidays for older people. Tel 01245 264499, e-mail                                                                       Club 60 (Mrs Julia Murray Chairperson) 3rd Floor, Queensday House Essex Street, Southend On Sea SS1 2NY.  Tel 01702 613562.  Outings and Holidays.
Holiday Care Service is a charity which offers advice on holidays for older and disabled people, including details of accessibility, respite care and sources of funding. Publication sheets and Information sheets are available for UK and overseas destinations. Tel 08451 249971 e-mail  
Winged Fellowship Trust provides breaks for disabled people and their carers. Details from Ron Price, 11 Hobbleythick Lane, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 0RP. Tel 01702 339269
The National Benevolent Fund for the Aged provides holidays for those over 60 who are on a low income and have not had a holiday in the past three years.  If you do not meet this criteria for a free holiday in the UK then you are still entitiled to participate with a payment of £165.00 per person for a holiday. They can also provide holidays for disabled people. Tel 0207 828 0200 .  
The Assistance Travel Service Ltd, ATS House, 1 Tank Lane, Purfleet Essex RM19 1TA can arrange holidays for people with disabilities and their families. Tel 01708 863198
The Friendship Association Helps people planning reunions with relatives in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand Tele: 01784 465511
Travel Companions offers a travel companion matching service for people up to the age of 75 Send SAE for details Travel Companion, 12 Portland Place, Leamington Spa Warks CV32 5EU
British Nursing Association can provide nurses and carers to travel on holiday with a person in the UK and sometimes abroad. Tele: 01707 263544

Vitalise Essential Breaks

Vitalise has been providing short breaks for disabled people and carers at accessible Centres in the Uk since 1963.

Vitalise is a Charity.  They provide centres that cater for adults with a variety of physical disabilites.


Tourism For All

Is a national charity dedicated to standards of world class tourism which are welcoming to all, especially to older people and those with disabilities.
Local coach companies offer package holidays in this country and abroad which take away a lot of the problems associated with using public transport. Among these companies are:

Service Providers

COOKS COACHES, tel 01702 344702,  

'Age Concern Southend does not recommend or endorse the providers listed above and shall not be held responsible or liable for any losses, acts or omissions arising from the use of their services'.