Family Action

Family Action is a leading provider of services to disadvantaged and socially isolated families since its foundation in 1869. Working with over 45,000 children and families a year by providing practical, emotional and financial support through over 100 services based in communities across England.


Cerebra supports children under 16 years who have a brain injury, neurological disorder, mental disability or developmental problem. They have lots of services including… Parent support workers can offer face-to-face help with filling in forms and attending meetings. The grant scheme funds up to 80% of the cost of equipment and services. E.g. That might be by paying for a touch screen monitor for a little boy who can’t use a mouse so he can do his homework and play computer games like his friends. Help you with your legal issues Sleep service They have a holiday home in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales which gives families a chance to enjoy some respite with a free week long holiday. Provide adapted equipment and tailor made solutions to problems when there’s nothing on the market that meets your child’s need.

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Their Small Grants programme provides a high quality, personal, and fast response to families living in crisis, when there is no one else that can help. Families living in poverty in the UK can often lack basic items such as a bed, a cooker, a fridge-freezer or a washing machine. Providing these through their grants can offer relief from a critical situation. Working with over 5000 voluntary sector or local authority partners across the UK, they are able to target support at those most in need: children and young people living with severe medical, emotional, social and financial issues.