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How we can Help 2018-06-05T12:48:26+00:00

The Charlie Gard Foundation has taken a very different approach to delivering services, and hopes that this new and innovative way of working enables us to deliver the very best support to those families affected by mitochondrial disease. We have various unique relationships with certain charities that allows us to offer a wide range of services to families touched by a mitochondrial diagnosis.

Who can apply?

If you’ve been affected by a mitochondrial diagnosis, then you’re eligible to apply for assistance. We have no restriction on your age, area or financial situation, and all referrals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, so if in doubt please do still apply as we’ll do our utmost to assist everyone who reaches out to us for help.

What can we apply for?

Whatever you need we’ll endeavour to find it for you. Here’s a list of just some of the services that can be provided:

  • specialist medical equipment not readily available on the NHS

  • home adaptions
  • funding for treatment not provided by the NHS
  • essential household items
  • respite holidays
  • theme park days
  • family photoshoots
  • medical information and support
  • financial advice
  • financial grants
  • benefits advice
  • memory making days/events
  • wish making
  • fundraising help
  • bereavement support
  • end-of-life care support
  • memory making in end of life care

This list isn’t exhaustive, so if there’s anything else you may wish to request, then please don’t hesitate to contact us using our Apply for Assistance form. Or if you have any questions then feel free to drop us an email at info@thecharliegardfoundation.org.

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