For general guidance we list the areas in which we often give help: we call them Categories of Need and they are shown below.

However, this is not an exhaustive list – we will always consider applications from those who really need help, although there are some circumstances in which our Royal Charter may preclude assistance.

The Categories of Need are:

  • Medical and dental
  • Respite breaks
  • House repairs
  • Food
  • Funerals
  • Clothing
  • Furniture/furnishings
  • Mortgage
  • Household goods
  • Education
  • Rent
  • Energy/fuel
  • Removals
  • Employment/training
  • Council tax and rates
  • Telephone
  • Care Home Top-up fees
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Legal Expenses (Normally only Bankruptcy/Adoption/Power of Attorney)
  • House adaptations (medical)