Charity awarded grant to help disabled children and their parents

Nottingham based charity School for Parents has been awarded a £2,500 grant from MAXIMUS Foundation UK to support its work aiding children with conditions such as cerebral palsy and their families.

Shaun Hallam from School for Parents received a cheque from MAXIMUS Foundation UK Chairman Chris Blackwell and Patricia Blatherwick from MAXIMUS, who nominated the charity for the award. School for Parents is to use the grant to support its work with children with conditions such as cerebral palsy and Downs Syndrome.

The charity provides ongoing support to young children with conditions causing motor disorders or motor development delay, also running projects to help children with Downs Syndrome improve their communication skills. The team additionally work with parents to help them best understand and manage their children’s conditions.

The MAXIMUS Foundation UK was founded in 2015 with a remit of providing grants to local charities and non-profit organisations that support disadvantaged groups.  In particular those contributing to personal growth and self-sufficiency in areas of health, employment and community development.

Chris Blackwell, Chairman of MAXIMUS Foundation UK, said:

“Babies and young children with conditions like cerebral palsy and Downs Syndrome need a great deal of specialist care. But it’s important not to forget the demands on their parents. The School for Parents does wonderful work supporting children and parents alike. We’re delighted to be able to support them.”

Shaun Hallam, School for Parents, said:

“We’re delighted our work has been recognised by MAXIMUS Foundation UK, and are very grateful for their support. The families we work with are often in vulnerable positions and need considerable help and support to understand their children’s conditions and how they can best be managed.”

MAXIMUS Foundation UK

MAXIMUS Foundation UK was founded in 2015, using the model of the Foundation established by MAXIMUS in the United States. The remit of the Foundation is to provide grants to community groups and charities that contribute to personal growth and self sufficiency in areas of health, employment and community development.

MAXIMUS is one of the Department for Work and Pensions’ accredited providers of the Work Programme, delivering the scheme in West London and the Thames Valley, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the North East Yorkshire and the Humber. MAXIMUS has forty years of experience providing support to help disadvantaged people back into the labour market and has partnered with governments around the world to provide critical health and human service programmes to a diverse range of communities in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. Through its subsidiary Health Management Limited (HML), MAXIMUS is also one of the largest providers of occupational health services in the UK and carries out these services through a dedicated team of highly qualified clinicians. HML is the provider of the DWP Fit for Work service available to GPs, employers and employees.

For further information, please contact Chris Rogers (020 7793 2536 / 07720 054189 / or Mayar Raouf (020 7463 0698 /