Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s biggest grant-giving charity for families raising disabled or seriously ill children, helping over 72,000 families last year with over £33 million of grants.

Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s biggest grant-giving charity for families raising disabled or seriously ill children, helping over 72,000 families last year with over £33 million of grants.

About this project

In 2014, Polaris Children’s Services began working in partnership with the Family Fund to carry out eligibility assessments. We have recruited and trained staff to carry out assessments of families who have applied for a grant and provide signposting to services that can support the family, as well as ensuring a rigorous quality assurance process for all reports prior to submission.

Our partnership with Family Fund has ensured that families in need were able to apply for funding to provide additional support and equipment in the home for their disabled children.  Household goods, a break for the family and computer equipment were just some of the things that have made a real difference to their lives as a result.

2800

families have received support visits

99.8%

of disabled young people felt that the visiting worker had really listened to them

0000

percent of parents felt the worker really understood their child's needs

Parent of Disabled Child

P was a very caring, amazing, outstanding person… Very easy to talk to and understood my daughters need, if more people were like her this would be a better and safer place

Family Fund Director

Working with Core Assets has been great. They have worked hard to ensure all solutions put the outcome for the family at the heart of what they do which is very important to us as a charity. Their communication is excellent and very much appreciated!

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