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Financial Support and Welfare
Suffering a brain injury can affect your financial situation, be it because you can no longer work, or because you have to support someone else who has suffered brain injury.
Here is a list of grants provided by charities and organisations for brain injury survivors or their carers:
Headway provide emergency grants of up to £500 www.headway.org.uk/emergency-fund.aspx
The Paul Bush Foundation Trust was set up by Bush & Company Rehabilitation in 2012, to assist those with an acquired physical disability, as a result of an accident or birth injury to improve their physical, psychological and emotional well-being via the provision of grants to address individual needs. Please see the website for details and an application form http://www.bushco.co.uk/the-paul-bush-foundation-trust/
Brain Injury is BIG has set up a grant scheme to assist with providing equipment or therapies for severely brain injured individuals in hospital, rehabilitation, or long term care, or financial help with transport or accommodation costs. The grant is only available to applicants living in Great Britain in those cases where the funding required is not met by the Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS England or other relevant body. Grants of up to £500 are available for: Specialist equipment, Therapy assessment/treatment, Emergency Accommodation costs/Travel costs incurred in visiting relatives in hospital or rehabilitation
Contact a Family produces a list of organisations, which give grants to families with a child with a disability. Many of these specify that applications should be made by a professional on behalf of the family.
Tel: 0808 808 3555
The Family Fund helps families on a low income, caring at home, for a severely disabled or seriously ill child, under the age of 16.
Tel: 0845 130 45 42
The Roald Dahl Foundation gives grants of up to £500 to families caring for a child with a neurological condition or to young people up to 25 years of age. Applications should be made by a Social Worker or health professional. Families must be on a low income. Further guidelines and applications forms from:www.roalddahlfoundation.org.uk
Cerebra gives grants to help children who have disabilities because of a brain related condition or injury. The grants are for equipment or resources and are for children up to 16 years of age.
Tel: 01267 244216
Children Today provides grants for vital, life-changing and specialised equipment for children and young people with sickness or disabilities across the UK.
Tel: 01244 335622
The Child Brain Injury Trust runs a Small Grants Scheme, giving people with brain injury or their siblings up to £100 towards social activities
The Child Brain Injury Trust also has the Mary Radnoti-Dwyer Education Assessment Grant which gives up to £350 towards an education assessment or appeal
Some people might not be able to afford long-term or emergency care, so they set up a fundraising page to raise money for it via JustGiving or GoFundMe
Following brain injury you may be entitled to certain benefits or exemptions that aid in caring for an ABI victim
Disability Rights UK explains your rights with regards to employment education, benefits, tax exemption and more.