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Respite homes

We are pleased to offer cancer patients being treated by the York & Scarborough Hospital Trust, and their families, the chance to take a break away. We have two respite properties available one based in the picturesque seaside town of Filey and the other in the gorgeous countryside of Yapham, further details of both properties and how to apply for a stay can be found further down this page.

Cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery can be a very difficult process for both patients and their loved ones. Normal family life and routines are often disturbed by the strain of regular medical treatment, and a break away from it all is often invaluable. Time away to relax, regroup and recharge in a comfortable environment can help enormously.

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed, are undergoing treatment, or getting through the other side, we’re here to help. Find out more about our breaks and how to apply through the link below.


Old Tithe Cottage, Yapham

31 Turnberry Drive, Filey

How to apply

If you’d like to apply for a break away at either of our properties, first you’ll need to request an application form from us. We’ll also need a signature from your doctor or senior nurse. You can get a form from the team at the office. The Leveson Centre, at either of our shops at the York Community Stadium or York Hospital, or at most GP surgeries.

Please note: We book the properties 3 months in advance and ask you to please be specific with your preferred dates to help us make sure we can accommodate as many people as possible as by being vague there is less chance you will be allocated a space.

Once you have received and completed your form, please send this back to the address listed on it. For Filey, you can choose to stay from Friday to Monday (three nights) or Monday to Friday (four nights). Yapham offers a three night stay from either Friday to Monday or Tuesday to Friday.

During subsequent years, one further visit is possible as long as the referral criteria is met. However, new patients will take priority.

Once a date has been agreed, we will require a £100 deposit to confirm the booking. This should be in the form of a non-refundable bank transfer or a cheque, which can be returned at the end of your stay unless you wish to donate it towards the upkeep of the apartment.

If you have any questions, please call us on 01904 764466, email, or apply by completing the form through the link below.


Need to contact us?

Call us on 01904 764 466 or email and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.

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