Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. We have been supporting families for over 40 years, and 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.
For the past 150 years we have been passionate about being by the side of vulnerable children across the UK. Gifts in wills account for over 20% of our fundraised income and enable our 7000 staff to work tirelessly to break the patterns of disadvantage, neglect and emotional distress for children and their families.
Chailey Heritage Foundation is a pioneering charity providing education, care and transition services for young people aged 3-25 with complex physical disabilities and health needs. Since 1903, we have been helping children and young people to reach their potential. Over the past 100 years we have continued to develop pioneering communication and mobility technology to maximise our young people’s abilities and help them to participate in a wide range of educational, sporting and leisure activities.
KIDS is a national charity that has worked to transform the lives of disabled children, young people and their families across the country since 1970. In the UK today, disabled children and their families continue to face enormous challenges including poverty, segregation, discrimination, unequal access to opportunities and social exclusion.
In the UK there are currently over 4.1 million children living in poverty and 800,000 living with a disability. They experience limited opportunities and face inequalities, especially in relation to sport leading to increased risks of loneliness, engagement i crime and poor health.
At National Star we have kept our promise to support young people with complex disabilities for over 50 years. A promise to do all we can to help them achieve their aspirations and potential, and develop their independence.
As children, most of us take for granted the chance to get out and about, exploring, climbing trees, visiting the park and hanging out with friends. For our children, and grandchildren, we expect nothing less, but for many with a special need, it just isn't possible. If you have a physical disability, the difficulties are obvious, but, if you have a learning disability or autism, it can be hard to relate to other people and join their games.
my AFK is a national disability charity which has been supporting disabled children, young people and their families for over 15 years. Our mission is about creating independence, providing opportunities and offering support to disabled young people and their families. We try to develop the abilities of every disabled young person and we believe that every young person deserves the opportunities to reach their full potential and live as independently as possible.