In order for the charity to consider awarding a grant, the following criteria must be met:
- Individual must be under 18 years old.
- Individual must have a long term/ life limiting condition
- Individual must live in North Wales, Cheshire or Shropshire
- Grants of up to a maximum of £500 will be awarded to fund agreed, recognised therapies
- Applications can only be submitted every two years.
- If unsuccessful, you may reapply after 1 year.
Please send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org OR at our postal address:
Therapy Stars Foundation
Penley Industrial Estate
Application Form Guidance
- Applicants can approach ANY therapy provider with recognised qualifications in order to apply for funding.
- TSF will check the preferred provider to ensure the relevant qualifications are held, and appropriate insurance, risk assessments and safeguarding policies are in place.
- Preferred provider costings need to be specific – how many sessions will be funded by the total cost being requested (to a maximum request of £500).
- Ideally these costings should be shown from the preferred provider on a headed letter or quote. This may be requested by TSF if not provided.
- The professional supporting the application must be independent of the preferred provider.
- TSF will contact the professional to confirm their support for the application.
- TSF will NOT fund equipment, orthotics or travel costs.
- TSF will NOT fund retrospective therapy – i.e: therapy that has already taken place.
EXAMPLES OF THERAPIES
Here’s a bit of information about the therapies that we offer. Any other therapies that are not within this list, but you think would be supportive, will also be taken into consideration.
Occupational therapy can help with barriers that effect a person’s emotional, social and physical needs. They use everyday activities, exercises, as well as other therapies. OT can help children play, improve school performance and aid their daily activities. It can boost their self esteem and a sense of accomplishment. From helping develop fine motor skills, improving eye-hand coordination and mastering basic life skills such as washing and getting dressed. They can also assess the individuals needs to be able to access specialist equipment that can help build their independence, such as wheelchairs, splits, bathing equipment and communication.
Specialised children’s physiotherapist understand children’s development, conditions, safety, and the need to communicate and work with families, which enables them to provide effective treatment for their child. Physiotherapist treatment is provided for babies from birth to 1 year old with specific conditions such as developmental difficulties related to traumatic
birth and genetic disorders and brain injuries. Toddlers 1-3 years with developmental and musculoskeletal issues. Children 4-12 years that need a little extra support to manage existing conditions, and work with any concerns over developmental conditions. Teenagers 13-18 years helping support existing conditions and to try to discourage other conditions developing or worsening with age.
Speech and language therapy can provide life changing treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, eating, drinking and swallowing.
HYDROTHERAPY & AQUATIC THERAPY
This involves therapeutically immersing the body in water where the physical properties of altered density and gravity, hydrostatic pressure, buoyancy, viscosity and thermodynamics can be used to promote psychological change. It can help bring relief to children who suffer with neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders. It helps with balance, co-ordination and development of motor skills and can help improve range of motion. It’s calming, relaxing and can help reduce pain.
Counselling offers a safe environment for children to express their feelings and understand what may have caused them to feel this way. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space for the individual to talk. A therapist will help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and others. Counselling can take different forms depending on the individual.
Music therapy can help in many clinical situations, particularly where communication is difficult due to illness, injury or disability. Everybody has the ability to respond to music. It’s fun and can facilitate positive changes in emotional well-being and communication through the engagement in live musical interaction between the client and the therapist. It can help develop and facilitate communication skills, improve self confidence, enhance self awareness and awareness of others, improve concentration and attention skills.