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, a 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.