Financial support for UK fashion & textile workers
Two national charities have created a unique funding partnership that will give parents of disabled children, who work or have recently worked in the UK fashion and textile industry, access to much needed financial assistance.
Caudwell Children, which provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, has partnered with the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust to provide shared funding for a range of mobility and sensory equipment, therapies and treatments; including specialist wheelchairs, buggies, car seats, tricycles and light sensory packs.
Funding requests must be received by Saturday 31st June, 2017.
Lisa Bates, Associate Director of Core Services for Caudwell Children, says that the funding partnership provides a fantastic opportunity for parents to secure an essential item for their child. As she explained: “The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust is a fantastic charity with a long history of providing support to families in the UK fashion and textile industry.
“By providing extra funding for items that cost £750 or more this partnership is set to help many families across the UK.”
Lisa says that the criteria for funding means that many parents working within the industry will be able to apply for support. She said: “The family must either have at least one parent or carer working in the UK fashion and textile industry, or have one parent or carer who has worked in the industry within the last 9 years.
“In either case the parent or carer must have worked in the industry for at least one year.
“The job roles are very broad reaching and cover, for example, those who work in supermarkets that sell clothing, or those who work in a range of fashion and textile related businesses such as curtain shops or dry cleaners.”
Anna Pangbourne, Director of the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust, says the partnership is the first if its kind for the charity. As she explained: “We are absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with Caudwell Children to reach many more UK families with disabled children; families who may not realise they are eligible for our support because of where they work.
“We urge families who think their job might make them eligible for funding to contact the Caudwell Children team for more information.”
To find out if your child could benefit from financial support call Caudwell Children’s Applications team on 01782 600266 or email them here.