CHARITIES WHO CAN HELP PARENTS/CARERS
Parents/carers can apply direct to these charities
The Family Fund helps low income families caring for severly disabled children up to the age of 18. They give grants for things to make life easier and more enjoyable for the disabled child and their family such as washing machines, driving lessons, hosital visiting costs, computers and holidays. Family Fund cannot assit where there is a responsibility on a statatory agency to help with the requested item.
The Child Foundation helps children across the UK up to the age of 18 with disabilities and/or special or spefici care needs and/or terminal illnesses and their families by providing grants and equipment not normally provided by the statutory authorities. They supply grants for mobility equipment, communication equipment, specialist seating and hoists and holidays.
Wipe Away Those Tears is an Essex based charity which aims to bring a sparkle into the lives of terminally or seriously ill children. They do not accept applications for autism. They provide equipment.
The Boparan Charitable Trust aims to help children and young people up to the age of 18, throughout the UK, who are disadvantaged either through provety, disability or life-limiting conditions. They supply grants towards mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, trikes and buggies, sensory toys and equipment, speech and language theripsts and holidays.
Caudwell Children is a national charity that exists to transform the lives of disabled children and their families across the uk. They can provide powered wheelchairs, buggies, car seats, therapy tricycles and sensory equipment. In addition they can provide funding for specific therapies for children affected by CP/acquired brain injury and autism.
The Hope Foundation aims to improve the lives of chidlren and young people affected by illness, disability or poverty. They provide funding for anything (with a few exceptions) that will benefit the child such as mobility and medical equipment, holidays etc.
Action For Children is a national charity working with children and young people with physical and learning difficulties. They help disabled children, young people, their parents and carers in three main ways: by providing mobility aids, work related learning and by offering family support.