Life in the Armed Forces can be stressful for the whole family and it's important to take a break. If you're a service or ex-Service person, you and/or your family can access support for holidays and welfare breaks that are tailored to your needs.
Holidays offer an opportunity to unwind from the strains and stress of everyday life. It also gives you the chance to spend some quality time with your family away from home.
Who can help?
Family Fund Business Services run Take a Break, the Scottish Government's break programme for disabled children and their families. Families caring for a disabled or seriously ill child or young person can choose how to spend their holiday, to take a break from traditional caring duties. Visit Family Fund's website for more information.
Officers Association Scotland supports officers resident in Scotland who have served, are still serving, and their families. Short breaks can be awarded where it would be beneficial to a client's wellbeing. Visit the Officers' Association Scotland website to get in touch.
Poppyscotland is a charity that supports the Armed Forces community in Scotland. They offer Poppy Breaks to serving and ex-Service personnel and their families and Break Away holidays to those aged 65 and over. The breaks are assessed on a means and needs basis. Visit Poppyscotland's website for more information.