Families with children that have complex needs and disabilities can now apply for grants for vital equipment to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers, specialist equipment and educational toys.
The government has committed £10 million to help respond to the unique difficulties presented by the coronavirus pandemic, helping parents educate and look after disabled or critically ill children who are staying at home more than usual. The grants can help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services – from washing machines and refrigerators to sensory and educational equipment that they might not otherwise be able to afford. The grants are typically worth £400 to £500 per family, but vary depending on need.
Families in England can find out more and apply for grants via the Family Fund https://www.familyfund.org.uk/