IPR KidsSupport is a dedicated service for Islington families. Many families with children with disabilities or long term health conditions have financial difficulties, and do not access their full entitlement of benefits. Often they get in debt as they have little time or knowledge to negotiate the bureaucracy. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) remains for children under the age of 16, but it is a complicated application process needing an appeal if turned down.
KidsSupport has worked with families and young people with a wide spectrum of health issues including as Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Mental Health Conditions such as anorexia, Sight and Hearing loss.
KidsSupport assists with Disability Living Allowance /Personal Independence Payment Applications and Appeals, Tax Credits, Universal Credit, Carers Allowance and other matters to ensure families receive their full entitlement to welfare benefits.
KidsSupport has been successful in both Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Personal Independence applications and appeals. We have represented families, who need to provide extra care outdoors for children with behavioural difficulties, to meet the criteria for the Severe Mental Impairment regulations to ensure they receive Higher Rate Mobility element of DLA.
KidsSupport liaise with Islington Family Support and Social Workers. We work with other local specialist organisations and charities such as Home-Start and Little Village to ensure that families whose children need extra care get the support they need. Initial funding has been secured from Cloudesley and we are seeking further funds to develop the IPR KidsSupport initiative further.
To find out more about IPR KidsSupport, or for advice and appointments, ring the IPR Telephone Advice Line on 020 7561 3685 on a Monday, Tuesday or Friday between 2pm and 4pm.