Welwyn Garden City charity receives £15,000 grant

PUBLISHED: 14:35 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:21 18 April 2017

The case has cost  the council at least £100,000.

The case has cost the council at least £100,000.

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A charity based in Welwyn Garden City has received a grant worth thousands of pounds so it can carry on caring for adults with a life-limiting illness.

Isabel Hospice have formed an innovative partnership with East Herts Citizens Advice Service (EHCAS), a member of Citizens Advice, to help people who are terminally ill and are struggling to cope.

However to be able to continue the service they needed to find external funding.

This has been made possible by a grant of £15,000 from Hertfordshire Community Foundation.

Elizabeth Paske, director of clinical services for Isabel Hospice said: “This grant means we are able to continue to give support to people at a most stressful time in their lives.

“Very often they have never had any dealings with the benefits services so would not be able to identify the financial benefits they are entitled to.

“By accessing benefits they are genuinely entitled to, people can focus on living their lives without the added stress of financial worries.

“They can be helped to put their financial and other matters in order so that families are not left struggling with debt and uncertainty.”

The Isabel Hospice welfare benefits adviser can help families by applying for Tax Credits, Employment Support Allowance, Carers Allowance, and more.

Jonathan Aves, foundation director for Hertfordshire Community Foundation said: “Dealing with a life-limiting diagnosis is hard enough, yet many families suffer financial hardship as a direct result.

“We are honoured to have been able to provide this grant which will help people who may be too ill and the family too burdened by the responsibility of caring to be able to gain access to the help they need.”

For more information on how to apply for a grant from Hertfordshire Community Foundation, make a donation or to volunteer, visit www.hertscf.org.uk or call 01707 251 351

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