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Financial Support

Below are some telephone numbers that you might find helpful. If you need to find other numbers please speak to the Liaison Nurses.

Government Support

Benefits

You can contact the Benefit Enquiry Line for a claim form and advice on how to fill it in. You can contact these numbers between 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday and Between 9.00am and 1.00pm on Saturdays.

Benefits – A guide for parents
The Little Hearts Matter Information Team
(PDF, 490 KB)

  Directgov – Benfits and financial support page

 

Benefits Enquiry Line Tel:  0800 88 22 00
Textphone:  0800 24 33 55

Contact A Family’s Cash Counts Service – a one stop shop for benefits advice and money tips to families with disabled children.

http://www.cafamily.org.uk/cashcounts

Carer’s Allowance

If your child is eligible for Disability Living Allowance, you may be able to claim Carer’s Allowance. You can also apply for Disability Living Allowance on-line.

 

Carer’s Allowance: 01253 856 123
Directgov – Carer’s Allowance – how to claim
Directgov – Caring for someone
Carer’s Allowance claim form
(PDF, 320 KB)

 

The Family Fund

The Family Fund provides grants to families with severely disabled or seriously ill children;

www.familyfund.org.uk
0845 130 4542

Newlife

Financial help for disabled children, they can provide grants for equipment that is essential & disability relevant such as a bed, large buggy’s, wheelchairs etc.

www.newlifecharity.co.uk
01543 462777

REACT

Helping children with life limiting illnesses – can supply a wide range of equipment from specialist wheelchairs, beds, baths, and mobility aids, to essential everyday items like washing machines and tumble dryers.

React also has a number of holiday homes around the UK available for use by families. Contact them for application form.

www.reactcharity.org
020 8940 2575

Parent Partnership Service

Advice & information on special educational needs.

Parent Partnership Service
Hampshire Education
The Castle
Winchester
SO23 8UG
01962 845870

Whizz Kidz

Whizz-Kidz’ service is focused on meeting the special needs of children and young people with mobility impairments. It provides them and their families with:

  • Mobility Equipment
  • Wheelchair Skills Training
  • Advice & Information
  • Life Skills
www.whizz-kidz.org.uk
020 7233 6600

Warm Front

Warm Front makes homes warmer, healthier & more energy efficient. The warm front scheme offers a package of heating & insulation improvements up to the value of £3,500. There are criteria to meet for the grant, i.e. be in receipt of DLA.

www.warmfront.co.uk
0800 316 2805

Council for Disabled Children

CDC aims to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and children with special educational needs.  We do this by influencing Government policy, working with local agencies to translate policy into practice and producing guidance on issues affecting the lives of disabled children.  Disabled children: a legal handbook is an authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales.

http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/resources/cdcs-resources/disabled-children-a-legal-handbook
0207 843 1900

Cinema Exhibitors’ Association Card

This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free cinema ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. Terms and Condition of use apply.

www.ceacard.co.uk
0845 123 1292