Are you eligible for a respite break?
If your family have suffered the loss of a child under the age of 19 years old and you are living in the South West of England, then you may be eligible for a respite break. By the term family we mean that you must be the parent, a step-parent, a legal guardian, or a sibling. We aim to be as flexible and inclusive as possible, when providing respite breaks to our families, based on the need of the family, their situation and siblings. If you are unsure if you are eligible for a break please contact the admin team.
Family applications will be accepted and prioritised in accordance with out Trustees criteria, with new families taking priority. When arranging the breaks, we aim to provide each family with accommodation that best suits their families requirements. On completion and submission of your application form you will receive an automated response from Charlie's Star Admin Team, who will process your application. An acknowledgment letter and accommodation details will follow from the charity in due course. For more information please contact the Admin Team via the contact page.
Please be aware that many beaches and accommodation will not accept dogs between 6th July to 31st August.
The cost per family is a £50 (deposit), this will be handed back to you upon arrival at your accommodation. You will receive accommodation, reasonable travel expenses (within UK), a food 'Get You In Pack' and local attraction entrance fees within reason at no additional cost to you.
Your family stay will be in a quiet location near to Hayle in Cornwall, further information can be seen here. Prior to your holiday, you will be provided with instructions for your arrival at the accommodation. Should you require any support then it will be provided locally if possible throughout your stay, where possible however this is not guaranteed.
Cornwall is full of local attractions and activities that you may wish to utilise during your stay, some of which can be found here. Families are free to pick and choose what they do each day, ultimately this is your families’ holiday, you are under no obligation to take part in any activities or visits, so please don't feel that you have to go or do anything. If you would like to organise your own activities or day trips, we will be happy to provide local information and help.
Are you eligible and wish to apply for a respite break? Please complete our online application form.