Allow static caravan owners or second home owners to stay there for short periods for respite due to disability

Allow second home owners or static caravan owners to access their property if it is needed for respite purposes due to disability. Social distancing would be easier in these circumstances as quiet. Site facilities could remain closed.

Why the contribution is important

We have a disabled son, and in order to give siblings some respite in order to maintain mental health, we have a static caravan which we own. The site could remain closed to holiday makers but allow owners to access their caravans. This is essential respite for us, in the absence of all our usual carer support.

by pmariemc on May 08, 2020 at 01:06PM

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Average rating: 4.3
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  • Posted by CrosbieTowers May 08, 2020 at 17:02

    Agree for private owners on parks to return as an extension of their primary residence. All social distancing rules apply as long as people respect the point of staying in their own caravans this would work nicely for all.
  • Posted by Laffy01224 May 09, 2020 at 08:38

    Completely agree. There’s no difference whether were at home or at the caravan as far as social distancing is required, however mental heath wise it’ll make a difference to people in flats with no garden, people who live in busy towns could actually social distance better.
  • Posted by Laffy01224 May 09, 2020 at 08:42

    Sorry I should have said not just for those with disabilities though. Anyone who owns their caravans should be allowed to use them as social distancing will still apply. I have a disability myself but I think it would be unfair for some and not others to be allowed to use their vans.
  • Posted by Angemcp May 09, 2020 at 15:03

    Agree private owners to use caravans to get to some form of normalcy, especially with summer approaching. May need restrictions on how far they can travel or number journeys to avoid surge in travel. To address potential strain on hospitals, individuals would need to travel to their home to access medical care.
  • Posted by C5tuk May 09, 2020 at 16:04

    No reason why this wouldn't work, caravans wither tourers or static on seasonal pitches already have there own facilities and are spaced out, would be easy to Social distance
  • Posted by JuliaM May 11, 2020 at 10:33

    The option to opt to change your primary residence in lockdown in limited circumstances could be advantageous to some if the sites haven't closed & are staffed. And if local health providers agree & it doesn't put a strain on already reduced health provision & local facilities in more rural areas.
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