CHARITIES SUPPORTING ADULTS
The MS Society is the UK’s leading MS charity. Since 1953, we’ve been providing information and
support, funding research and fighting for change.
We’re a democratic organisation: one member, one vote.
We fund research, give grants, campaign for change, provide information and support, invest in
MS specialists and lend a listening ear to those who need it.
Muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions are regarded as rare and, in many cases, even ultra-rare conditions. There are currently no efficient treatments or cures available for most of these conditions. Research, however, advances fast and a number of clinical trials to test the clinical benefit of promising technology are under way.
Their work has five main focuses:
Children Today helps disabled children and young people up to the age of 25. They provide grants for specialist equipment and aids such as communication aids, educational toys, trikes, lifting equipment and electric wheelchairs.
Applications must be made direct by the applicant, their parents or guardian by calling 01244-335622 to discuss their application. All applications are means tested.
The Barchester Healthcare Foundation supports older people and adults with physical and mental disabilities.It is able to help individuals with the cost of items that enhance the person's mobility, independence or quality of life. This may include items such as a wheelchair, stairlift, specialised computer equipment, music lessions and bathroom adaptations. Grants range from £100 to £5,000.
To apply: either complete the on-line application form or download an application form. All applications must be supported by a thrid party such as a social worker or healthcare professional.
The Trust provides grants to help people who are ill, convalescent or disabled.
It currently supports people of all ages with medical conditions, disability or poor health. However, if funding is limited preference with be given to people who have professional, secretarial, or administrative qualifications.
Funding may be provided for a range of medical items and services to improve quality of life. This includes TENS machines, orthopaedic beds, hoists and household items such as washing machines.
Applications should be made by a health professional or social worker on behalf of the client using the Trust's application form which can be downloaded from their website.
The League of Helping Hand (LHH) provides financial support to people who are experiencing hardship due to illness or disability. They also provide assistance to carers of disabled children and adults and one-off grants - usually for essential household items or specialist equipment
To apply download an application form and send to
The Secretary, LHH, PO Box 34, Burgess Hill,RH15 5AQ