Aid for the Aged in Distress (AFTAID) welcomes applications from individuals, or their family and neighbours, of state pensionable age, that are UK citizen and resident, on lower income and have minimal savings. AFTAID aims to help older persons that are financially stretched beyond their means to the point of genuine distress. AFTAID can provide grants for many varied items such as mobility scooters; walk-in showers; radiators; cleaning; central heating boiler; video intercom; ‘blind’ software for PC’s, etc.   To be able to make any grant AFTAID need to have as much information as possible and will need written support from a Social Worker, Doctor or similar professional of the official care services. Referrals can also be accepted on behalf of members of the caring professions and voluntary organisations.  Applications can be made at any time….

http://www.aftaid.org.uk/grantapp.html