Apply for a break

COVID-19: Back in March we took the difficult decision to suspend all booked and planned breaks until the end of June. We have now extended this period until the end of August.

We are keeping a close eye on the situation to see when we may be able to start giving families breaks again. We desperately want to help.

When we re-start up our breaks programme it will be because government guidance allows it and five key conditions have been met.

At the moment this is not the case. However the situation is changing on a weekly if not daily basis and we will continue to monitor and review our decision-making as it develops.

Please note that our Grants & Projects team remain furloughed. This means that we will not be processing referrer registrations, assessing applications or making any changes to bookings for the foreseeable future.

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How to Apply for a Break

All families must be referred by someone working with them in a supporting role. This ensures we assist those who most need our help and means the families get the support they need to prepare for their break.

Our Referrers work or volunteer for a variety of organisations including schools, children/family services, children’s centres, other charities such as Barnardos or Shelter, refuges and domestic abuse support teams, and housing associations.

If you want to register with us as a referrer, please visit our Advice For Referrers page first. To register with us as a referrer, visit the Referrer’s Area. We will get back to you with your log-in details or a request for more information within one working day. Please make sure you have read our Frequently Asked Questions and our “What Happens Next?” pages.

If you are a family looking for help with a holiday, please visit our Advice for Families page.