Family Fund to support families with disabled children

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Monday, March 28th, 2016
Health Minister Simon Hamilton today announced that the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has provided £1.57million in funding to the Family Fund.
Health Minister Simon Hamilton

Health Minister Simon Hamilton

This funding will enable the Family Fund to support families in Northern Ireland who have a child or children with a severe disability. Speaking to Newry Times, Minister Hamilton said, “I am delighted to announce that my Department has been able to provide this significant amount of funding to the Family Fund. “It will alleviate concerns and reassure local families of my Department’s continuing commitment to supporting those who are raising disabled and seriously ill children.” The Family Fund offers a wide range of goods and services which are focused on directly supporting the needs of the child with a disability but are equally aimed at improving the overall lot of the family affected by a disability.
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LearnSpark1The Minister added, “I anticipate that this funding will provide approximately 4,000 local families with the necessary support to help relieve the financial burden which those families with a child with a disability would otherwise face.”
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