Government scraps limit to DLA payments for children in hospital

The government has confirmed that it has changed the rules that previously stopped payment of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) when a child under 18 is in hospital for more than 12 weeks.Read more

Queen's Birthday Honours 2016

Congratulations to Dame Christine Lenehan, Martine Wright MBE and Susan North MBE for their awardsRead more

Low Income Families Missing Out On Vital Support

New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that almost half (48%) of low income households are not claiming the welfare benefits and tax credits they could be entitled toRead more

Compulsory Changing Places

“I don’t want Emily-May’s future to be laid on a public toilet floor. I don’t want her future to be curtailing days out because she is too big for the facilities in a public place.” Lorna Fillingham is campaigning for adequate Changing Places complete with changing bench, hoist and enough space for carers, to be compulsory in public buildings before planning permission is granted.Read more

‘The A Word’ – The Review

As BBC One’s warm-hearted drama drew to a close last night ‘The A Word’ has given us an insight in to dysfunctional family behaviour, teenage angst and a little autism. Here’s what our Family Fund Bloggers thought of the series.Read more

Let’s make nappies for disabled children affordable and accessible

“I don’t know when, if ever, Brody will be potty trained so I can’t start to imagine a time when he won’t need nappies” Laura Rutherford is making it her mission to get supermarkets to stock affordable nappies in larger sizes for disabled children.Read more

Funding confirmed for disabled children in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Health Minister Simon Hamilton today announced that the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety will provide £1.57 million to Family Fund in 2016/17 to support families raising disabled or seriously ill children.Read more

Raising Funds with Argos

HMS President is kindly hosting a Family Fund charity dinner on 23 March, sponsored by Argos for Business.Read more

New Charity of the Year Partnership

Student accommodation provider, Kexgill has announced Family Fund as their Charity of the year for 2016/17. Kexgill are an award winning company providing accommodation services to students in nine locations across the North of England for over 36 years.Read more

Tumble Dryer Repairs

There have been reports in the media of Whirlpool repairing a selected line of Hotpoint/Indesit tumble dryers. If your family have been affected please read the following information:Read more