The Elifar Foundation
The Elifar Foundation is a small charity which helps to improve the lives of children and young adults with severe learning difficulty and associated physical disability.
Elifar have recently been awarded some money which we must spend on residents of Wandsworth and Lambeth. It is a small pot of up to £25,000 a year for the next 3 years 2018 to 2020. We are a national charity and cannot predict where our applications will come from. Therefore I wanted to raise our profile with people in the borough to encourage a few more applications
We provide grants for a variety of items including:
- electronic wheelchairs,
- specialised seating,
- eating aids,
- special beds and trikes,
- communication devices,
- sensory equipment and
- specialist holidays.
The intense challenge of daily management at home usually means that a grant will enhance life for the rest of the family too. A large number of people with severe neurological disability are children and young adults; so the majority of the applications received by the charity are on behalf of the young.