With summer in full swing and the school holidays approaching, you may be thinking about your options of booking a holiday when living with a brain tumour diagnosis.
A change of scene and a break away from home can be incredibly restorative when planned well, and can give you the space needed to help build your resilience when faced with a challenge.
Brain tumour travel insurance
When looking for some time away, travel insurance is something that we know can be a challenge when you have a brain tumour. The brain tumour hub has a list of travel insurance companies that will provide cover for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Take a look here: https://www.brainstrust.org.uk/brain-tumour-hub/brain-tumour-hub.php?filtersupporttype=8&support=
Practical travel advice
For practical advice when travelling abroad, you might find this useful: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping/practically/travelling-with-cancer/travelling-abroad
brain tumour ‘stay-cation’
If you are looking to stay a bit closer to home and want to take advantage of the beautiful countryside we have in the UK, then After Umbrage, a charity that offers relaxing holiday accommodation for those affected by a life limiting illness, has a super offer: http://afterumbrage.org.uk/about-us/
For a break away by the sea, The Grove Hotel in Bournemouth is a unique hotel which offers a holiday retreat specifically for cancer patients and those with life threatening illnesses: http://www.thegrovebournemouth.co.uk/
If you want a bit more of a helping hand when booking your holiday, whether it is in the UK or abroad, accessible holiday specialist DisabledHolidays.com is a travel agency that can help you search for suitable accommodation that caters for your needs: https://www.disabledholidays.com/about/travelling-with-cancer.html
Tell us what you are up to
We would love to hear what you have planned for your holiday this summer. Share your plans with us on our Facebook Group- Brain Tumour Support brainstrust
Have you had any experience of a particular travel insurance company or accommodation that you would like to recommend to our community? Get in touch with us at email@example.com