FAMILY FUND-What is it? Am I eligible?

Post date: Sep 26, 2016 3:32:26 PM

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Family Fund is the UK's largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

They will look at any grant request that relate to the needs of a disabled or seriously ill child, young person and their family.

This might be furniture, clothing, bedding, sensory toys, computers or tablets, a family break, or maybe something to help with college for 16 and 17 year-olds.

Disability Criteria:

There must be evidence that the child or young person’s additional needs impact on a family’s choices and their opportunity to enjoy ordinary life. The degree of planning and support required to meet their needs must also be much greater than that usually required to meet the needs of children and young people.

They must require a high level of support in three or more of the following areas:

  • The physical environment
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Access to social activities
  • Personal care, supervision and vigilance
  • Specialist resources, including information and communications technology, are required
  • Medical or therapeutic treatment and condition management

If you would like support with this please contact me :karen.williams@hinderton.cheshire.sch.uk or on 0151 338 2200