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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.

Perfectly Poppy

Just4Children are raising funds for SDR surgery to change Poppy’s life for the better. Poppy is aged 5 from Kettering in Northants. In 2018 at just nine months old an MRI revealed Poppy had suffered a stroke in utero. Poppy was immediately diagnosed with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy and her future was uncertain. With limited to […]

Oakley’s Journey to a more Mobile Future

Oakley is 2 years old from Herts and suffers from a range of complex medical and health conditions. Just4Children are raising money for intensive therapy and specialist equipment to allow Oakley to be more independent. Oakley was born at 37 weeks weighing 4lb 6oz. Within 24 hours of being alive he was given resuscitation breaths […]

Jaxon’s Chance to Walk

Jaxon is 5 years old and from Liverpool. He was born full term with no problems or complications; he was hitting all milestones until he started pulling to stand up. Jaxon’s feet just couldn’t’ hold his weight and he was really struggling. After a long battle of months and months of being told that Jaxon […]

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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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