LHH – Linking Help with Hope

LHH (Linking Help with Hope) is a small national charity that is over 100 years old

We help those who are living on a very low income, receiving the appropriate welfare benefits and who have exhausted all other funding sources including statutory funding, occupational, local and specialist charities. To be eligible, applicants must present with a physical or diagnosed mental health condition, learning disability, or be a carer for an adult or child with a disability.

Assistance is offered to all ages; help for children should be made with a parent/legal guardian as the lead applicant.

The help we offer

Financial assistance may be provided under the following three categories:

One-off grants

LHH issues grants of up to £250. These are generally awarded for or towards essential household items and specialist equipment not available from statutory agencies.
We recognise that white goods (cooker, washing machine, fridge), household furniture, flooring and other items can be very hard to purchase or replace when you live on or below the poverty line.

Extended Assistance

We also provide ongoing financial assistance. LHH currently supports around 70 ill and less able people with regular financial help. Extended Assistance beneficiaries will also receive quarterly newsletters, birthday and Christmas cards as well as a personal visit from the Secretary once a year where possible. We may (at our discretion depending on funding availability) contribute towards special occasions such as birthdays or seasonal events and breaks away from home. We believe this personal touch is important and integral to our charity.

Carers' breaks

Depending on available funds, one-off payments are made for carer's breaks. We understand the role of a carer is both onerous and tiring. Carers contribute hugely to the general well-being of the people for whom they are caring but rarely practice self-care, often due to lack of funds. We would like to rectify this and allow the carer an opportunity to take a break.

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  • Children's Mental Health