The Family Holiday Association is the only national charity dedicated to providing breaks and day trips in the UK for children and their families struggling with some of the toughest challenges life can bring.
Many are dealing with issues of severe and sudden illness in the family, bereavement, disability, mental health issues and abuse. A simple break from a stressful situation can create precious memories, strengthen bonds and develop a new sense of optimism.
The families we support directly are referred to us by professionals in the community who are best placed to identify those who will benefit the most. This referral network includes teachers, social workers, doctors and other charities. The evidence we gather from our work helps demonstrate the positive difference a simple break can make to a struggling family.