Through the Quids for Kids project, we provide specialist advice to:
- Families of children (or young people up to the age of 21) with additional needs, a long-term illness or disability
- Care leavers
- Young homeless people
- Foster parents
- People looking after a child with a special guardianship order
We can help by assessing whether you are able to claim benefits, and we can help you challenge benefit decisions if you think you have not been treated fairly. We know the benefits system can be complicated and confusing and this can put busy families off claiming.
All you need to do is complete our Enquiry/Referral Form , and one of our specialist advisers will contact you. The service is available in the Devon County Council areas of East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge and West Devon.
Funded by Devon County Council, the Quids for Kids project has already helped hundreds of families with children who have special needs. As a result millions of pounds of unclaimed benefits are now helping families manage the extra financial demands they experience. In the 12 months to 31 March 2019 we achieved financial gains for our clients of nearly £2.5 million. However, we know that many families in the circumstances we work with still do not claim the benefits they are entitled to. If this is you, perhaps we can help.