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Our Breaks Programmes aim to reach young people with the most challenging lives and provide them with life changing experiences.

We understand the power of travel and adventure to transform a child’s view of the world and their place in it, to provide respite and improve children’s health, education and wellbeing. We believe all young people should have the chance to have big adventures, make new friends, try new things and learn vital life skills. We want every child to know what it is like to paddle in the sea for the first time, to see the city skyline at night and to feel the sand between their toes.

Today , young people face many challenges. Financial hardship, homelessness, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, caring for a parent and other circumstances which all limit children’s opportunities to explore the world and their place in it. We are here to reach and create new opportunities for those in the greatest need.

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We are taking enquiries from groups who are seeking support for a residential stay with YHA. All groups must be able to provide pastoral staff to accompany the young people or families. This ensures that groups get the support they need as they prepare for and then take their break.

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