We also know that good quality respite for disabled people and their carers is absolutely essential. That’s why we have created the Revitalise Support Fund – to ensure that everyone that needs a break can access one.
Previously known as Update, we re-branded in 2015 to ensure that our purpose was clear and easily understood to all.
Disability Information Scotland helps to guide people through the maze of disability information. We offer information via:
We work with disabled people, their families, friends, carers and people who work in the sector.
You could get a grant from your council if you’re disabled and need to make changes to your home, for example to:
A Disabled Facilities Grant won’t affect any benefits you get.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 88,407 grants or services worth over £33 million to families across the UK.
Our purpose is to improve the lives of low-income families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.
Our mission is to provide items and services to all low-income families in the UK raising disabled or seriously ill children, that they could not otherwise afford or access, and that help improve their quality of life, realise their rights, and remove some of the barriers they face.
Our vision is that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as other families.
We provide grants for a wide range of items, such as washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets, furniture, outdoor play equipment, 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.