Handicapped Children’s Action Group (HCAG) is a registered charity working to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities, learning difficulties and other special needs. The children, from all areas of the UK are unable to obtain this equipment from the NHS and because of the cost it is usually unaffordable by the families.
Handicapped Children’s Action Group was first established in 1988 as a result of a previous chairman trustee’s involvement with fundraising for a child close to his heart. It was made clear during this fundraising just how difficult it was to obtain desperately needed equipment for seriously ill children and especially so, if the child was from a family with very little income. As a result of that insight into the difficulties, a number of people involved in that fundraising event formed a group which went on to raise funds for disabled children from low income families. The Handicapped Children’s Action Group registered as a charity in 1992.
The purpose of Handicapped Children’s Action Group is to be there to provide the funding for all types of specialist equipment that will help to give the disabled child independence and mobility. They also hope they are able to give a lot of children the ability to join in with the activities of children their own age. Many children have only been able to 'watch from the sidelines'. They are able, with your help, to provide the equipment that enables them to have as normal a life as possible. The lives that most able-bodied people take for granted. As a small group they are extremely proud of the number of children they have been able to help over the past years.
Any representative of a child up to the age of 16 years who has a disability can apply to Handicapped Children’s Action Group for necessary equipment, providing that the family financial circumstances are that they are unable to afford to purchase the equipment themselves.
To apply for their support, visit Handicapped Children’s Action Group website.