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Free holidays for young people in Weymouth and Portland

YHA Holiday

Published at 11:26am 20th September 2018.

A leading youth charity is looking for young people from Weymouth and Portland to take on a FREE holiday.

It's for youngsters who have a disability or medical condition, who might have been bereaved or are acting as a young carer.

You need to be aged between 8 and 18 to be eligible for the two night stay in a youth hostel.

Launched last year after it was revealed that more than two million children miss out on a break from their difficult lives because the challenges of daily life are too great, YHA's Breaks Programmes are designed to provide either free or supported stays in a youth hostel in England and Wales.

Research has shown that a break away can improve health and wellbeing, increase resilience (the ability to cope with future challenges), improve behaviour and school attendance, build life skills and improve future prospects.

YHA Holiday

James Blake, Chief Executive of YHA (England and Wales) said: "YHA has been supporting young people for more than 85 years so we understand first-hand the benefits a short break can bring to their lives, particularly those living in difficult circumstances.

"Our Breaks Programmes are designed to give these young people an enriching and much needed get away."

Applications to YHA's Challenging Lives and Challenging Places programmes are welcomed from social workers, schools and youth support workers. Support is available for groups of up to 12 young people.

You can apply for either a YHA Challenging Lives or Challenging Places break here.


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