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    The League of the Helping Hand – Providing financial support for ill, disabled or caring individuals

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    The League of the Helping Hand – Providing financial support for disabled individuals

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    The League of the Helping Hand – Providing financial support for those suffering from illness

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    The League of the Helping Hand – Providing financial support for carers' breaks

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  • 1 in 5 of the UK population live in poverty
    Poverty in the UK
    21% of people in the UK lived below the absolute poverty line before housing costs in 2013
  • 2.6 million children live in poverty in the UK
    Poverty in the UK
    19% of all children were living below the absolute poverty line before housing costs in 2013
  • Half a million UK children live in severe poverty
    Poverty in the UK
    In 2013 children in severe poverty (material and income deprivation) increased by 1% to 4%
  • 5.9 million working-age adults live in poverty in the UK
    Poverty in the UK
    16% of working-age UK adults were living below the absolute poverty line before housing costs in 2013. This has little changed over the last 25 years since the 1980’s, fluctuating between 14% and 16%
  • 4.2 million living in poverty have a disabled relative
    Poverty in the UK
    22% of people living below the absolute poverty line lived in a family unit with a disabled relative in 2013
Help and advice
The League of the Helping Hand has a specific set of criteria for grant-giving with the aim of relieving poverty for those who are ill or disabled. We can offer further assistance via our Help and Advice page.
Get involved
The League of the Helping hand relies on its members, volunteers, secretariat and trustees to raise money. These funds are allocated to the ill or disabled experiencing financial hardship. Find out how you can help with our work.
Who we support

Across the UK

The League of the Helping Hand (LHH) distributes funding throughout the United Kingdom (UK - England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)

Sick/disabled

LHH provides grants to those who face financial hardship owing to illness or disability

Carers

Funding permitting, LHH also offers carers' break grants to support those who care for someone with an illness or disability