Independence at Home
Independence at Home is a charity providing financial help, in the form of one-off grants of money, to people living at home in the UK, who are substantially disabled or long-term ill, and in financial need. They are not able to help people living in residential care, and cannot help other organisations or groups of people.
Grants are made towards a wide range of items that are needed to improve independence, safety, comfort and quality of life. Before a grant can be considered, the Charity expects that Statutory provision, where appropriate, be first investigated.
Applications may be made to the Charity on behalf of the client by anyone professionally involved with their care, for example, a Social Worker or Occupational Therapist. This person will initiate and assist in the application process by completing an application form with the applicant and providing a letter setting out the individual’s situation and explaining what is needed. Regrettably, they are unable to accept unsupported applications directly from individuals.
Independence at Home is not able to make regular grants, although they can sometimes help more than once. They are not, however, able to do this until at least one year has elapsed since a grant was made.
Please note that Independence at Home cannot help towards the following:
- debt relief and arrears
- funeral expenses
- medical treatment
- telephone bills other than connection charges
- leisure equipment and televisions
- car expenses (although vehicle adaptations can be considered)
- fees for services of any kind
Please note they can be contacted by telephone, post or email service only – they are not open to visitors.
For more information follow the link to visit the website.
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