We are often told of the impact that HCPT pilgrimage holidays have on the disabled and disadvantaged children who travel with us at Easter. Longtime volunteer Matt Silver undertook research on this during the 2015 Easter pilgrimage.

Matt’s research clearly indicated the beneficial outcomes the Easter pilgrimage has for the children who travel on it. His findings indicate that for many (45%) their pilgrimage has long term impacts: meeting their higher-level needs of belonging and self-esteem. His evidence showed that those young people enjoyed increased autonomy, competence, and resilience as a result of their pilgrimage.

Click below to read a summary of the work:

Read Matt’s full study, part of his Doctorate in Education, here.

If you have any questions about the impact of HCPT’s work, please email us or call us on 01788 564646.