Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

The League of the Helping Hand

Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
PO Box 342, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 5AQ
Telephone number:
01444 236 099
Email address:
Service description:
The League of the Helping Hand (LHH) helps those who are living on a very low income, receiving the appropriate welfare benefits and who have exhausted all other funding sources including statutory funding, occupational, local and specialist charities.

LHH helps those: with physical disabilities, diagnosed mental health conditions, learning disabilities and people caring for an adult or child with a disability.

Financial assistance may be provided under the following three categories:

• One-off grants

The League issues grants of up to £250. These are generally awarded for or towards essential household items and specialist equipment not available from statutory agencies (please note, LHH do not currently provide grants for the purchase of computers or IT equipment, except for the blind or those who are confined to their house due to disability.)

• Regular beneficiaries

LHH also provide regular and ongoing financial assistance. LHH supports around 70 ill and less able people who have been identified as being in need of on-going financial help (quarterly gifts).

• Carers' breaks

Depending on the available funds, from time-to-time one off payments are made for carer’s breaks. This enables a carer to take time out, away from their day-to-day situation (a carer may also choose to take the person they care for with them on a break.)

See the website for more information and to download an application pack.

Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Any Age
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Professional referral
Last updated on:
18/10/2017

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