Harry's Fund Harry’s Fund – enabling young adults to access Teamwork Trust’s services sooner About Harry’s Fund When young adults with learning disabilities and autism transition from child to adult services, the funding puzzle can be a big obstacle. Individuals and their families or carers often find themselves in a confusing process where they cannot access important services as soon as they would like, or they slip through the net altogether. Harry’s Fund is a unique bursary system which addresses the funding gap and allows the young person to access Teamwork Trust’s services, while those caring for them are guided through the financial process. (highlight the bit in yellow on the page) The fund will initially support a two-week placement to see if Teamwork Trust meets the needs of the individual, followed by a further six-week placement while longer-term funding (statutory assessment for adult services or private financial support) is arranged. The following three bullets could be section anchors which take users further down the page OR we include the ‘Where Harry’s Fund began’ bit on another page entirely so that the ‘who is eligible’ etc comes next) Who is eligible? This fund is designed for individuals who are transitioning into adulthood and up to the age of 30 with a learning or physical disabilities or mental health needs*. Individuals must: • Be considering their future progression • Have lived / be located in and around Northamptonshire • Be in the process of having a statutory assessment through the local authority. How to apply Applications can be made by completing a referral form – marking it ‘Harry’s Fund application’. This form is available from Teamwork Trust Engagement Officers or complete online Teamwork Trust Referral Form If you would like to support this unique bursary scheme click HERE * Awarding the Bursary The decision on who will receive Harry’s Fund will be made by the Directors of Teamwork Trust in consultation with centre managers after taking into consideration the following: • Levels of need • Affordability and availability of funds which will be staggered year-round • No of applications made by individual (the fund can only be accessed by the recipient on one occasion in a 12-month period) Harry’s Fund – in memory of the exceptional young man, Harry Chadwick, whose autism never held him back from loving life, loving people and having ambition. Harry was only 19 when he died in March 2018 after a four-year battle with cancer. Had he lived, Harry would have left Isebrook School in Kettering, Northamptonshire, and joined Teamwork Trust. This unique charity would have given Harry a community with purpose, structure, new friendships, work experience and a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Something rarely available for people with additional needs. Which is why Harry’s mum, dad and sister have set up Harry’s Fund.