Apply for a break

We have now taken the difficult decision not to offer overnight breaks in 2020.

Instead we are working on a recovery strategy for 2021. When we resume our breaks programme it will be because government guidance allows it and five key conditions have been met.

Please note that we will not be assessing applications or making any changes to bookings for the foreseeable future.

In the meantime we will work with partners on day trips and new ways to spread a little sunshine in spite of the challenges we face.

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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.