Calvert Kielder

Calvert Kielder
United Kingdom


Find your future with Calvert Kielder

IF you are a people person, enjoy the outdoors, and are interested in care work with a difference, then a respite centre in the beautiful Kielder Water & Forest Park might be just what you’re looking for. 

Calvert Kielder has been providing amazing and memorable holidays, days, and experiences for disabled people, their friends and families for more than 35 years. They have a range of accommodation within an activity centre with a specialism in disabled access and participation.

With their ‘can do’ approach to life, they provide respite holidays for disabled adults in a fun holiday environment with a range of activities and packages to suit everyone. Breaks are tailored to meet the individual’s needs, whether visiting on their own, as a couple, or as a family.


Calvert Kielder not only takes care of needs of their guests, but provides them with experiences to be remembered and treasured.  As part of the highly-motivated care team, you will be on hand to assist with activities to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity.

Activity holidays at the multi-award-winning centre offer a variety of outdoor challenges to stimulate and enhance the lives of guests, from buggy rides in the countryside to the thrilling Kielder ZipCoaster - Europe’s first AvatarOne Rollercoaster Zipwire.

Volunteers at Calvert Kielder enjoy the opportunity to accompany guests and take part in the many outdoor activities, whilst also ensuring that the care needs of guests are met to the highest possible standards. The role also includes being involved in every area of the running of the centre including, participating in activities, preparing accommodation for the arrival of guests, assisting with catering and also the possibility of work in the grounds.

Sally Hemingbrough, Calvert Kielder’s Head of Care, says: “Although the centre is open to anyone, we specialise in the care of guests with disabilities, and will provide all the care and support a guest needs while they are with us. Our purpose is to enrich the lives of our guests by inspiring confidence, self-belief and self-esteem.”

“We have a really dedicated and enthusiastic team, and when we recruit, it is about the person – not necessarily about qualifications or experience.

“We provide our staff with a full induction and ongoing training, as required, in all areas of care practice and disabilities, as well as outdoor activities they might be interested in being part of.”



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