Flexible Funds are available to support Jewish families and children with a disabilities by providing funds that can be spent on regular or unexpected needs as they arise. This is based on the family’s particular lifestyle and support needs and takes account of the changes that may occur over time. The funding is allocated each year and may be used for respite (example during school holidays or weekends or payment for needed therapy (occupational therapy, speech therapy etc).
JewishCare can also help people with a disability and their families who are in need of emergency finance or other material support via access to the Chai Foundation funding which is administrated by JewishCare. The Fund can provide Coles vouchers and payment of medical/pharmaceutical expenses etc. The support is offered to eligible members of the community and a financial assessment by JewishCare staff is required.