YOUNG people are invited to apply for a place on SSAFA’s adventure short break for the siblings and young carers of children with an additional need or disability.

This year the annual short break for Service children will take place from 16-22 August in Southampton.

The holiday gives young people a chance to try activities that they might not usually have access to, make new friends, gain independence and grow in confidence. It also gives them a chance to spend time with other young people in a similar situation.

The residential break is for dependant children aged between eight and 12 who have a sibling or parent with additional needs or disabilities.

Each break is staffed by a dedicated team, including trained volunteer coaches who support young people and encourage them to make the most of experiences such as abseiling, zip wire, climbing, kayaking and crate-stacking.

SSAFA covers the full cost of the breaks, but parents are asked to transport their children to and from the holiday venue and contribute a small amount of pocket money for the week.

Short breaks leader Frances Robinson said: “These breaks are an opportunity for young people to have a release from their day-to-day lives, experience new activities, build their confidence, and challenge themselves.

“We see them gain independence, make friends and of course have a huge amount of fun.”

For further information, or to apply for a place, call 020 7463 9275, email or visit

Related Posts