Family Holiday Association

Family Holiday Association

Charity information

Family Holiday Association

The Family Holiday Association is the only national charity dedicated to providing seaside breaks and day trips for families coping with some of the toughest challenges life can bring.

We help UK families struggling with problems such as severe and long-term illness, bereavement, mental health issues and domestic violence. Each family is referred to us by someone already working with them in a supporting role, such as a teacher or social worker.

Because a little sunshine goes a long way.

Founded 1975

  • Mission statement

    To work in partnership with others to promote the quality of family life for those parents and children who experience disadvantage as a result of poverty through the provision and by promoting access to holidays and other recreational activities.

  • Aims

    Family Holiday Association aims to:

    • To increase the number of families that gain access to much needed holidays and short breaks.
    • To research and promote the value of holidays and short breaks for families experiencing disadvantage.
    • To increase awareness of the scale and scope of the problem of lack of access to holidays and breaks away from home.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1975

    Registered Charity Number: 800262

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 5

    Phone number: 020 3117 0667

    Address: 3 Gainsford Street, London SE1 2NE

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