A grant of £3,450 was made towards the education of a child with special educational needs who had been declined support by local education authorities. The child’s 51 year old father had served for 17 years with the Scots Guards reaching the rank of Lance Sergeant, and had deployed on operations in the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland and the Gulf in 1990/91. The need to care and home tutor their child had prevented the parents from gaining paid work. The educational grant helped the family afford the cost of the specialist school and allowed them time to work.
Yearly Archives: 2019
A grant of £1,500 was made to help fund home critical modifications for a 45-year-old former Sergeant and his wife. The soldier had served for 25 years, with tours in Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Iraq. His wife is severely disabled but despite this the family lost disability benefits on the return from an overseas posting. Having saved for the purchase of their home, the couple could not afford to make adaptations to the bathroom after the lady’s physical capacity declined.
A grant of £672 was made towards the purchase of an Electrically Powered Vehicle (EPV) for a 77 year old Guardsman. Both the veteran and his wife are disabled and a recent operation had prevented the former soldier pushing his wife’s wheelchair. The provision of the electric buggy enabled the couple to remain in their own home maintaining their independence.
A grant of £2,500 was made to make the garden, of the 39-year-old wife of a veteran, wheel-chair friendly. The former soldier served for 23 years with the Scots Guards (and three with the PWRR). The veteran’s wife is confined to a wheelchair due to a range of medical and is now able to enjoy the outdoors with her husband and children.