Obtaining funding in the current climate is no easy matter. The information below may help you obtain funding.
DFG or EQUIPMENT GRANT:
We have designed the Safe and Sound pods to fit into the two main categories of funding. All our pods are fitted with feet that can be left free standing making it fall into the equipment category, or alternatively they can be fixed to the floor making it fall into the adaptation DFG grant category.
Need support for your meeting with the Panel? Sara Rodway OT was so impressed by the results she got after loaning two of our travels pod to twin autistic six year olds, that she wrote a case study to help her application for funding for two permanent versions. Good news is the panel were so impressed that they agreed to fund one (a first for that area). Sara has very kindly let us have a copy of this report to help others obtain funding. Please see the resource section below
- Newlife one of the best funders we know.
- Cerebra www.cerebra.org.uk
- Elifar www.elifarfoundation.org.uk
- Lifeline 4 Kids www.lifeline4kids.org
- Caudwell Children www.caudwellchildren.com
- Children Today www.childrentoday.org.uk
Most charity funders will require an application form to be completed by both the family and a healthcare professional. Some grants are means tested others are not most of them will require the following information:-
- Methods you have tried before looking at our equipment ( behaviour modification, stable doors etc)
- Evidence that council funding is not available.
- A pro-forma Invoice for our equipment.
Sadly council funding is all but none existent for special needs travel beds. However, please see our list of charity funders who have been great at helping people to purchase these.
- Standard Travel in a range of different designs:- £1871
- Stability Kit to prevent tipping in cases of challenging behaviour:- £80
- 50mm Foam mattress to enable use of normal bedding :- £85
Please note the fabric used in our travel pods is designed for light weight and compactness it is not wipe clean and will require cleaning in a bath or jet washing from time to time. For extended use in homes we can offer a full custom made fabric (wipe cleanable) in addition or in place of the travel version. These can be produced in a range of fabrics and designs to best suit the user, please ask for details.
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