For Us Too is all about ensuring disabled children and their families have the same opportunities in life as others
We were set up in 2010 by a group of local parents and carers, with the aim of improving the lives of disabled children, young people and their families across East Kent. This area, in the generally well-off south east of England, includes some very deprived neighbourhoods, especially in Thanet and Swale. Since being set up, we have operated in a climate of austerity and uncertainty which has seen many small charities close and services reduce – at a tough time when the need for family support has increased. We are here to represent the views and experiences of parents and carers, to fight for support, and to enable families to make things better.
For Us Too relies on public giving and public funding
In 2018 we received a grant from Kent County Council that will help towards the cost of our staff and services. We also currently receive a grant from Comic Relief that will end in 2019. It helps with staff costs, trustee and staff training, promotion of our sevices and this website. We are always thrilled to receive one-off donations from local groups like the Masons, the Rotary, golf and social clubs; they really make a difference whether it’s for a Christmas party, some specialist equipment or a bespoke training workshop for parents/carers. Our annual report tells everyone what we’ve received in the previous financial year, what we have spent the money on and why. Our next annual report will be available in September 2018, and you can see our previous annual reports on the Charity Commission website here.