Break is an innovative charity that provides hope and support for vulnerable children and young people. Based in East Anglia, we offer a ‘whole childhood’ service that represents exceptional commitment to the young people we work with and investment in their futures.
Our vision is to be the leading children’s care charity in East Anglia striving for the best outcomes for young people on the edge of care, in care and moving on from care.
We will do this by offering a pathway of connected specialist support services to ensure young people have the care they need, when and where they need it, for as long as they need it.
A year of challenge, hope, inspiration, and achievement
2019-2020 has been a huge year for Break, seeing a lot of changes, challenges, and achievements.
From opening new charity shops to planning new art trails, new projects for our young people to a new CEO, the past 12 months have had lots in store for us.
Outstanding Children's Homes
We are incredibly proud that two of our children’s homes have been ranked as Outstanding by Ofsted.
Both Trafalgar Lodge and North Street have been visited by Ofsted this year and wowed the inspectors with their ‘outstanding standard of care’, granting them the highest rating possible.
How our charity shops are operating after lockdown.
The pandemic has affected everyone’s lives in a multitude of ways, and has definitely changed how we operate here at Break. From having staff work from home to our care staff having to alter the way they work, things have been shaken up across the charity.
Staying at Hazeldene
Among many of the fantastic services Break provides is our family assessment centre, Hazeldene.
Here, families in crisis come to us for up to 12 weeks of residential round-the-clock support and observation.
We can't wait to become foster carers!
Becoming a foster carer gives you the opportunity to give a stable and loving home to a young person who may have never had that - it can be an amazing way to change a young person’s life.