What can Buttle UK help with?
Our Chances for Children grants can now provide an enhanced package of support for children and young people dealing with a variety of issues ranging from, but not limited to; kinship care arrangements, domestic abuse, estrangement, physical and mental ill health, and substance abuse. Read on to find out more.
How we help
Here’s how we helped two families set up new homes and start to rebuild their lives after escaping domestic abuse
This scheme is only appropriate if a child is experiencing lasting emotional, social or educational difficulties due to domestic abuse. If their only need is to establish a home you should apply here.
We understand that families fleeing domestic abuse are often forced to leave their homes in a hurry, leaving many of their personal belongings behind. That’s why we can also help set up a home as part of the grant. We can consider things such as:
- Essential home furniture such as a cooker or a child’s bed
- Items to decorate or personalise a child’s bedroom
- Clothing and school or work uniform
- Toys and baby equipment
- Help with moving costs
Things to consider
Does the family or young person have the basic essentials needed to take care of their fundamental needs?
Does the child have things to stimulate them in the home?
Do they feel safe and secure in their new bedroom?
A range of factors such as estrangement, domestic abuse or a move to kinship carer can often disrupt a young person’s education. We can help by offering support including paying for:
- Educational supplies such as laptops, stationery and equipment
- Books and educational toys
- School uniforms
- Tutoring lessons
- Homework club
- Tools and technical equipment
- Travel costs to and from college
Things to consider
Has their schooling been significantly disrupted?
Are they behind their peers in school?
Do they have all the tools they need to excel in school or college?
What are the material barriers to their training or education?