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Funding to support children with complex needs

Children with special educational needs and disabilities in England will benefit from £37.3 million of direct support in 2020-21.

£10 million of the total has been committed specifically in response to the unique difficulties presented by the coronavirus pandemic, helping parents educate and look after disabled or critically ill children who are staying at home more than usual.

The multi-million-pound settlement for Family Fund, detailed yesterday (19th May) by Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford, will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services – from washing machines and refrigerators to sensory and educational equipment that they might not otherwise be able to afford.

You can read the announcement in full:

Website: £37 million to support children with complex needs from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

For information on how families can apply:

Website: Family Fund (opens in a new window)