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The cost of the school holidays

Dec 2015

This research was commissioned by Glasgow Life, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health to inform a working group tasked with improving holiday provision for Glasgow families.

The report highlights the value of existing holiday provision but makes a series of recommendations for possible action including:

  • Using dormant school facilities to provide holiday activities
  • Providing free, healthy lunches within existing holiday activities
  • Addressing  barriers to holiday activities caused by block-booking, advance payment and face-to-face booking requirements
  • Reducing transport costs through provision of holiday travel passes 
  • Ensuring holiday activities fit with working hours and needs of low income parents and carers.

Download the executive summary (PDF).

The cost of the school holidays

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