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Freedom Activity Support Payment (FASP) 2018-2019

We can confirm that the Freedom Activity Support Payment will be offered again this year to children meeting the required criteria. The process for the Freedom Activity Support Payment for 20187/2019 will remain at the 2017/18 level.

We are therefore able to inform families that applications will be accepted for FASP for the year 2018/19 from 3 April 2018 to 30 June 2018. Any applications received after the 30 June 2018 will not be considered.

FASP is a one off, personal budget of up to £400 which may be available to families living in the East Riding to support a disabled child/young person who’s special educational needs/ disabilities (SEND) prevents them from accessing age appropriate social and leisure activities. It is really up to the families how the money is used but it must be to enable their child to access age appropriate social and leisure activities.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for FASP the child/ young person must be unable to access age appropriate social and leisure activities due to their disabilities and/or complex health needs, including learning and/or physical disabilities, significant social and communication difficulties or significant sensory impairments and be:

  • living in the East Riding
  • registered on Look Ahead
  • aged between 7 and 17 years at the time of the application
  • in receipt of a Statement of Special Educational Needs/EHC Plan
  • not receiving any other children’s social care specialist service

Payment information

The payment will be made in two installments, the first being £240, and the second payment of £160 will only be released on receipt of a completed monitoring form.

How to apply and further information

 

For further information including an application form and full eligibility criteria, please contact the Freedom Activity Support Payment Team via the contact details below:

Telephone: (01482) 394000
Email: fasp@eastriding.gov.uk

Page last updated: Tuesday, 20 March 2018