Thursday, 19 January 2017

SSAFA Short Breaks

SSAFA offers FREE Short Breaks for currently serving families and reservists who have a child or a parent with an additional need or disability in their family. The breaks are an opportunity for children to gain some independence and new experiences, and for families to spend quality time together.

Requirement.  You are requested to disseminate the information below throughout your Brigade area.


SSAFA co-ordinates Short Breaks that focus on offering new experiences and activities for children and young people from Service families. The breaks are free but transport to and from the venue is for the family to arrange. Any families interested in finding out more or booking on a course, please go to

The Short Breaks available in 2017 are:

1.     Exmoor Family Break (29th July - 4th August 2017). Families attending must have a child with an additional need or disability in their family.   This break is for the family to attend, siblings included. There must be at least one parent attending this break alongside their child/ren. Children attending must be aged 8-14 only.

2.     Sibling And Young Carer’s Break ( 28th May - 3rd June 2017). This is a child-only break for children aged 8-12. Children are accompanied by trained and vetted volunteers along with SSAFA staff and the trained activity instructors at the centre itself.

NB  SSAFA also require volunteers to coach and support on these breaks, and an induction and information weekend takes place on Fri 24 – Sat 25 March. For more information email