Making an immediate impact on a child's life.
How we get involved
We care, we listen, we act.
No case is too small, when there is hardship due to your child's heath or medical situation, we help.
Whether you're going for a local medical or health centre appointment, an outpatient appointment in the city, a hospital stay, or outside of this with ongoing problems or emergency relating to your child's health and wellbeing, our focus is on providing financial support for your child and family, to take the strain off - so you can focus all your attention on your child's needs.
Examples of how we help:
- Financial assistance for medical costs
- Provide emergency & ongoing travel expenses
- Fund medical treatment, medication & equipment
- Provide home help and appliances
- Support children with disabilities
We also provide support with:
- Educational to improve disabilities
- Parenting Support
- YMCA health camps
All cases are considered so please don't hesitate in applying to see how and where we can best help. You can review how we've helped in the past in our Annual Review.
Providing emergency and ongoing travel expenses
Emergency ‘envelopes’ containing cash and return ferry tickets are available to assist families travelling to hospital in emergency situations.
Financial assistance is also available for families with children that require ongoing ferry transport for medical care or specialist appointments.
Supporting children with disabilities
The Jassy Dean Trust looks to support families to support each other and themselves where children have special needs.
For example we have assisted in the formation of a local support group for parents with Autistic children, providing education funding for parents to better deal with the challenges that Autism & Asperger’s syndrome bring.
We fund art and movement therapy classes for children with disabilities.
Funding is also available for children with physical disabilities that may require assistive technology to improve their mobility.
We can help to fund medical treatment, medication and equipment
The Trust is able to help if you have a child requiring ongoing or short-term medical treatment. This may include covering the cost of prescriptions or medications, visits to chiropractors, or other medical professionals.
Funding may also be available for specialist medical equipment or treatment where expenses are not covered by the health system.
We can provide home help and appliances
We can provide appliances that improve the home environment where there is a child with a medical condition, for example we have provided heaters and dehumidifiers on loan to families with a child or children with chronic asthmatic conditions.
The Jassy Dean Trust is able to fund additional educational support for children who may have been away from school for extended periods or whose schooling may of suffered due to illness.
The Jassy Dean trust takes a preventative approach to child health in the community by funding workshops and conferences for parents. Subsidies may be available for parents to attend local parental education courses or talks.
If your child has been affected by trauma funding may be available for counselling and/or therapy services.
YMCA health camps
Every year the Jassy Dean Trust sponsors local children to attend YMCA health camps.