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Just4Children
Children’s Charity

Just4Children is passionate about the relief of sickness
and preservation of health of children in the UK

Just4Children – Our Mission

Just4Children is passionate about the relief of sickness and preservation of health of children in the UK and Ireland by providing and assisting in the provision of grants to enable them to obtain medical treatment, therapies, living environments, equipment and holidays which would not otherwise be available to them.

Take it away Charlie – his life changing surgery

Just4Children are fundraising for Charlie to have SDR surgery at Alder Hey children’s hospital. This specialist neurosurgery will take away a lot of the tightness and pain in his body to improve his mobility. This is Charlie aged 9 from Stone in Staffordshire. He is a happy, chatty boy who was born prematurely at 30 […]

Help Keep Bailey’s Independence

Bailey needs a new powerchair which would change his whole life and allow him to be a 6 year old boy just like he deserves to be. Bailey is a 6 year old little boy from Taunton who was born with a condition called spina bifida and hydrocephalus. This has left him paralysed and unable […]

Haydn’s Hope

Just4Children are fundraising to support Haydn to receive specialist therapies and treatments to give him the best quality of life. Haydn is almost 7 from Reading. I am Mum to two amazing children Jessica and Haydn, and I’d like to share our journey so far and why we’re here asking for your support. Haydn was delivered […]

Facts & Figures

  • 800,000 children or 1 in 20 under the age of 16 in the UK are disabled. Disabled children aged 0 –16 are the fastest growing group among the population of disabled people.
  • There are around 25,000 blind or partially sighted children between the ages of 0–16. Around half have additional disabilities and/or special educational needs.
  • There are more than 45,000 deaf children in the UK, plus many more who experience temporary hearing loss. Around half of all deaf children are born deaf, and the remaining half acquires deafness during childhood.
  • The annual cost of bringing up a disabled child is 3 times greater than that of bringing up a non-disabled child.
  • 40% of disabled children in the UK live in poverty. This accounts for around 320,000 disabled children, and almost a third of those are classified as living in ‘severe poverty’.
  • Households affected by disability are more likely to not be working, or working fewer hours. The level of worklessness is much higher for households with disabled children, with 38% of disabled children living in workless households, compared to 16% of all children.
  • 84% of mothers of disabled children do not work, compared with 39% of mothers of non-disabled children. Only 3% of mothers of disabled children work full time and 13% work part time.
  • 99.1% of disabled children live at home and are supported by their families, and only 1 in 13 disabled children receive a regular support service of any sort from their Local Authority.
  • According to a Contact a Family survey in 2012, 1 in 6 families (17%) with disabled children go without food, 1 in 5 (21%) go without heating, 1 in 4 (26%) go without specialist equipment or adaptations, and 86% go without leisure activities.
  • In 2014, a Scope report revealed that 69% of parents with disabled children have difficulty accessing local services for their children, and 90% were worried about cuts to the local services that they need.
  • It is estimated that around 748,000 children and young people aged 5 to 16 in Great Britain have a cognitive impairment or mental ill health. Around 78,000 of these have autistic spectrum disorders, around 132,000 have a learning disability, and 51,000 have mental ill health.
  • Children with a learning disability are often socially excluded and 8 out of 10 children with a learning disability.

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