Help For You

If you have a long-term illness or disability – or a member of your family has – and you need financial help towards the cost of living independently at home, we may be able to help.

You must be in financial need and unable to:

  • afford the equipment or building work yourself, or
  • obtain the funding that you require from statutory services.

We only accept grant applications from health or social care professionals, or advisors or support workers from other organisations or charities.

If you believe you might be eligible for a grant, please ask your physiotherapist, occupational therapist, mental health nurse, GP, or social prescriber, social worker or an advisor from your local Citizens Advice Bureau or another charity or organisation to act as your Referrer.

Click here to see our list of eligible medical conditions.

Click here to see our list of goods or services that our grants can help to provide.

Having found a Referrer, please ask him or her to go to the ‘how to apply‘ page of this website and complete our online application form on your behalf.

Our grants can be added to funds raised from other charities or from statutory services to help complete a purchase.

If you would like to read more about our work and about the people we help, please download our brochure by clicking here.

Some Facts

In 2021/22, our charity awarded 1,251 grants with an average value of £369 – a total of £461,324.

• 23% of this funding was for specialist disability equipment

• 23% was for equipment to improve mobility

• 14% was for home adaptations

• 40% was for essential household items

Of the total beneficiaries helped, 36.6% were men, 45.1% women and 18.3% children.