How we support you

Help with independence

Paying towards costs of wheelchairs, scooters and mobility aids 

Help with specialist equipment

Such as grab rails, recliner chairs, bathing aids, stairlifts

House repairs or maintenance 

To support you with adaptations and ensure a safe environment

Residential or nursing home fees

Support with care home top up fees for you or your partner

Carer’s breaks and respite care

Help to fund carers or care packages and respite for those that are caring for others

Financial support

One off or monthly payments and a scheme to help for disabled and disadvantaged students.

Emotional support

24/7 free confidential helpline and counselling

Our aim is simple: to support you and your family through illness and when living with a disability

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From financial assistance due to loss of earnings or increased costs, to emotional support to help you, or your family, deal with your circumstances, we can support you.

Living with an illness or disability often brings about additional financial pressures, either as a result of being less able to work or because of increased costs incurred as a result of needing to adapt your environment or to purchase specialist equipment.

Physical illness and disability can also be accompanied by mental health difficulties, ranging from increased stress to depression and anxiety. We have a range of services that can help support you and your immediate family.

We have a confidential 24hr helpline if you want to talk about your personal circumstances and our online wellbeing resources “BeWell” section covers health and wellbeing topics including coping and resiliency.

Find out if you are eligible for financial assistance


Total amount distributed to members in financial difficulty in 2017

Our savings were depleted and we needed help
Dave - Member

When Dave became seriously ill after a routine operation led to complications, including MRSA and C difficile, he turned to the ICE Benevolent Fund for help. Dave received a much-needed monthly grant, help with his travel expenses and repayment of a loan. The Ben Fund also arranged a consultation with its Independent Financial Advisor (IFA) to help keep Dave’s wife on top of their finances. Dave was well enough to return to work the following year.