Why did Family Fund decide to be a part of the SEND Consortium?
The Family Fund believes that families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people should have the same choices, life opportunities and aspirations as other families.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest provider of grants to families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children. In 2014/15 the Family Fund was able to support 72,043 families across the UK with over £33 million in grants for essential items such as family breaks, sensory toys, kitchen appliances, bedding, clothing and computers.
It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and these grants help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures. Family Fund believes that all families raising disabled and seriously ill children should have the same opportunities as others.