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The cost of the school holidays

Date: December 2015
Category: Other
Author: Child Poverty Action Group (Scotland)

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 full report from the Child Poverty Action Group (Scotland) website (PDF).

Download the executive summary (PDF).