ACT makes a huge difference to the lives of the families and individuals who receive our help. By providing that little extra support, we can enable people to face the future again with renewed optimism.

Here are a some examples of applicants we have supported in West Kent and Sussex:

Jordan - King of the Road!

ACT purchased this mobility tricycle for 16 year old Jordan from Hastings. Jordan is delighted to be able to play out with his friends now... a future Bradley Wiggins, perhaps? Its great to see him so happy!

Escaping domestic violence - Jane's story

Jane* has been homeless for around seven years excluding two periods where she was staying with an abusive partner. Jane managed to flee her partner and was sofa surfing between friends for several months. Jane found a permanent job but needed help to cover her travel until her first wages were paid as she had no income. ACT was able to give Jane a grant for her first month's travel so she could take the job. Being in employment will make it much easier for Jane to find her own accommodation. (*Name changed to protect identity.)

iPad for Kennedy

Kennedy has a rare chromosome disorder and after spending three months in hospital and undergoing numerous operations and medical procedures was informed she was going to have to spend many more months in hospital. Because of Kennedy's disabilities, she is unable to use normal laptops or PCs, however she found that with assistance she was able to manipulate an iPad. ACT provided her with a new iPad and this has enabled her to continue her education during her lengthy hospital stay.

We've paid for FOUR new cookers

Household appliances are always a nightmare when they go wrong but some Sussex families find themselves without the resources to buy replacements - that's where ACT has been happy to step in to make sure no-one is going without a hot meal!

Off the streets

More than 300,000 people in Britain – equivalent to one in every 200 – are officially recorded as homeless or living in inadequate homes, according to Shelter. Nick from ‪‎Bexhill-On-Sea‬ was one of them. We gave Nick a grant for a deposit on a flat and to help take that first stepping stone off the streets. ACT has helped hundreds of people in similar circumstances.                   

Back to school

Posted a cheque for a Seaford family to buy new school uniforms. All their savings had been spent on transport visiting their very poorly mum in hospital. We know this small act can make a big difference come September time.

Play-scheme for Luke

Luke has learning disabilities and his mother needed

him to attend the local playscheme so that she could catch up on the work of maintaining a hectic household of Luke and his two younger brothers. ACT was able to provide funding to enable Luke to go and enjoy the playscheme two days a week for the summer holidays making a huge difference to both Luke and his mother’s lives.

FIVE go on a holiday

Here at ACT, we never underestimate the value of a good summer holiday, especially for children in care or living with severe disabilities. Holiday playschemes are a fantastic break for both the kids, and their families, but come with a price tag. We paid for five children to attend holiday playschemes.