Our Aims

 Our Aims

The aims of Winchester & District Scope Charity are:

  • To provide information, advice and support for people with cerebral palsy and their families and carers
  • To provide financial support through grants to individuals and families

What We Do

We assist individuals who are facing a crisis, such as the sudden breakdown of essential domestic equipment, or where financial assistance is required in order order to obtain therapy or equipment that is vital to them or their children.

How Do We Do It?

We meet quarterly to consider applications submitted. If there is no meeting pending, to speed things up,  all Executive Committee Members are consulted and if they approve a cheque is sent.   It is then ratified at the next Executive Meeting.

Referrals may come through Social Services, NHS Paediatric Physio and Occupational Therapists, other voluntary organisations or people may self refer.

Establishments such as schools also come to us for help. They may have a child who needs a special piece of equipment in order to fully benefit from school but which cannot be met from any other source.

We work closely with one of Scope’s Regional Helpline Team workers who retains an interest in cerebral palsy.

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