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

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

Type of service:
National Organisation
81a High Street, Roald Dahl Foundation, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP 16 0A
Telephone number:
020 8520 4354
Service description:

The maximum grant per family, will be £500. The programme is open to any family in the UK in which:

•There is a child or children with a serious long-term health condition (‘affected child or children’)
•The affected child or children are eligible to receive High Rate DLA (the Care component) or the Enhanced Rate for 6 of the 12 activities in the PIP or has an equivalent level of need
•At least one affected child has yet to reach their 21st birthday
•Some form of support would help improve the emotional or psychological state of some or all of the family members (not necessarily the affected child/children)
•There are serious financial constraints that mean the family cannot access such support
•The family has never received a grant from the Stronger Families Programme
What we will support

Here is a preliminary list of the kinds of things we think might be helpful:
•Individual, family or relationship counselling sessions
•Peer group sessions for dads, mums, siblings or affected CYP
•Play, art or music therapy sessions
•Outreach worker to help the family learn to play together
•Meditation or mindfulness sessions
•Equipment or expenses to enable CYP to join in activities with their friendship group
•Access to social communications technology
•Expenses to enable attendance at a conference with other families affected by the same condition/experience
•Activity days to enable the whole family to spend fun time together
•Respite care to enable parents and non-affected siblings to spend time together

Not provided
Age range:
0 - 21 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age
Referral route:
  • Charity Or Welfare Agency
  • Professional Referral
  • Referral By Health Professional
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