Lagan's Foundation offers a unique service to families who have a child under 5 with a heart defect or feeding difficulty by providing them with a home support worker who can help reduce the isolation of having a sick/disabled child at home.
By supporting parents and carers for a minimum of once a week for 2 hours a week we can enable parents and carers to have a small rest and allow the children to bond with someone different and create lasting friendships. Our home support workers are fully trained and DBS checked and will be matched to the families needs.
Our service is free for families to access which is one less worry during these difficult times. These children require round the clock care, parents and carers often have little or no time to carry out other tasks or spend much needed quality time with siblings. Our support service is vital for these families, we can help them have those family moments such as having a meal around a table that we all take for granted.
We need funding to help keep this charity open and available as a free service to these families who need us, we need to raise over £75,000 each year to cover essential operational costs, communication equipment, insurances, home support visit costs, training, specialist home support recruitment, advertising and marketing. These items are almost impossible to secure grants for so we need your help.
We have a waiting list of over 55 families who have a child with these health needs. These families desperately need our help and we want to make sure that we can get to them and continue to work with more and more families each year. You can play a huge part in making sure we get to the families that need us the most up and down the country.
Thank You #TeamLagan