Happy Days Children Charity
Of interest to organisations dealing with Respite Breaks, Young People, Learning Difficulties, Physical or Mental Disabilities, Life Limiting Illnesses, Abuse, Young Carers, Domestic Violence.
The Happy Days Childrens Charity works with local communities right across the UK to provide vital respite breaks for individuals, families and groups who support children with additional needs.
Eligibility: You should represent a group of young people aged 3-17 with additional needs. Examples of organisations they have supported in the past include SEN schools and groups, young carers and women’s refuges.
See below for eligibility to their various types of breaks.
The young people they help range in age from 3 to 17. They come from many different backgrounds and cultures and suffer many different conditions.
They offer help to those with learning difficulties, physical or mental disabilities and with acute, chronic or life limiting illnesses.
They also help young people who have been abused or neglected, witnessed domestic violence, been bereaved or act as carers for a parent or a sibling.
• Holidays for young people and their families.
• Residential trips for groups of children and young people, including community groups such as women’s refuges and SEN schools.
• Days out for groups to hundreds of venues throughout the UK, including the seaside, theatre, zoos and farm parks.
• Experiences such as sport activity days, art and music workshops.
• Activities such as visiting theatres and workshops to visit groups where mobility is a difficulty.
You can apply to them for a day trip to a wide variety of destinations, for example the seaside, a theme park or the theatre. You may also apply for a theatre performance or experience to visit your premises.
Family Respite Breaks
Their family breaks can be to the seaside or the countryside, usually in the UK.You can apply to them for a family break if you have a child or children with special educational needs, who have been victims of abuse or who have a life-limiting condition, and are aged 3-17.They always do their best to act quickly to arrange breaks for children with life-limiting conditions, and try to be flexible with the application criteria.They accept applications from parents, guardians, grandparents or siblings, as well as GPs, consultants, nurses or social workers.
Group Activity Holidays
You can apply to them for a group activity holiday to a wide variety of destinations such as outdoor activity centres, holiday camps and sailing breaks.Eligibility: You should represent a group of young people aged 3-17 with additional needs. Examples of organisations they have supported in the past include SEN schools and groups, young carers and women’s refuges.