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Meet: Family Fund

  • 03/07/2018

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Family Fund helps families of disabled or seriously ill children on low incomes

Family Fund staff

We spoke to Rachel Perrin, from Family Fund, about the charity’s work.

Who does Family Fund help?

We help families of disabled or seriously ill children and young people on low incomes, nationwide. Our eligibility criteria is based on the social model of disability.

How can Family Fund help?

Family Fund provides essential grants and services to the people who need them the most. People can apply for one of our grants each year until their child’s 18th birthday.

We provide a wide range of grant items such as family breaks, household appliances, furniture, computers, tablets, bedding and clothing. We consider requests that meet the needs of our families and are not otherwise provided by statutory services.

We work directly with suppliers to gain the best service for families and to secure best value in supplying items.

We also provide services including digital skills training and information/advice on how to access the support families need.

What has Family Fund been up to recently?

Last year, we provided over 88,000 grants and services worth over £33 million to families across the UK and had over 120,000 calls to our First Contact Team!

What’s next?

We want to grow our support to provide 150,000 grants and services to families by 2022.

We will explore families’ needs and the issues they face to both shape what we do and to ensure their voice is heard by policymakers.

How can people find out more?

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