The Gauchers Association prime objectives is to provide support and information to Gaucher patients and their families. Here are just a few ways in which we can support you:
Benefits - we can help you to complete benefit forms and provide information on the effects of having Gaucher disease. For example; Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefits, Carers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance.
Talk to other members - we can provide a listening ear if you need to talk to someone or put you in touch with other gaucher patients and their families who may have the same experiences. For example; pre-natal testing.
Representation - we can appear in person for/with you if you need representation at an Appeal hearing for benefits or in other circumstannes where our support may help you.
Insurance - we can provide information and useful contact numbers of Insurance Companies that may be able to assist you in obtaining Travel and Life Insurance.
The UK Gauchers Association are delighted to announce that the fund has now been expanded to provide support in other areas of education. Find out more here