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

Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with Potentially Terminal Illness (REACT)

Type of service:
Finance And Funding
St. Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Richmond, London TW9 3NP
Telephone number:
020 8940 2575
Email address:
Service description:
React - Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with Potentially Terminal illness is a dynamic charity working to improve the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses living in financially disadvantaged households throughout the UK.

React can help with basic essential needs such as:
• Specialist or Medical Equipment that are unavailable through your Health Authority
• Educational Equipment to aid your child's development when at home or in hospital
• Domestic Equipment such as household items which contribute to your child's comfort or quality of life
• Hospital Expenses (travel, food or related costs)

In addition there are React Holidays and very sadly React can assist with funeral and memorial expenses. They can consider most requests - however if you would like to check whether or not a specific item fits the criteria, ring for advice

Each application must be sponsored (endorsed) by a qualified medical or healthcare professional. This may be a doctor, nurse, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, GP, social worker etc. If in doubt ring for advice.
Age range:
0 - 18 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Diagnosis
  • Health
Referral route:
  • Professional referral
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