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Cerebra £350 voucher for a will if you have a child with a neurological disability who gets M/HRC DLA

(10 Posts)
AmberLeaf Thu 11-Apr-13 17:35:50

JsOtherhalf helpfully linked to the info somewhere else on MN, so I thought Id share here.

Sorry if there is already a thread about this, but Ive not seen one and I thought it could be helpful to some.

The child must get higher or middle rate care DLA.

Anyone used this service?

Link to Cerebra site here

Who We Help
We help children 16 or under with a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders and conditions. The general areas we cover are listed below with a few examples of conditions that fall within the broader categories. If your child’s specific condition isn’t listed that doesn’t automatically mean we don’t cover it, if we listed every condition this page would go on forever! After reading this list, if you’re still unsure if we can help you please contact us.

Cerebral Palsy
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Developmental disorders like global developmental delay, dyspraxia and learning disabilities.
Seizure disorders such as Epilepsy, west syndrome, lennox gastaut syndrome and dravet syndrome.
Traumatic Brain Injury like head injury and shaken baby syndrome.
Acquired Brain Injury due to infections like encephalitis and meningitis, stroke, brain tumours, hypoxic event or haemorrhage.
Down syndrome and other Chromosomal/Genetic conditions - Some examples being Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome) and 18 (Edward syndrome), Fragile X, Angelman syndrome, Prader-willi syndrome, Cornelia de Lange, Rett syndrome, Williams syndrome and chromosome deletion disorders.
Brain Malformation/Abnormality like Agenesis of the corpus callosum, Dandy Walker syndrome, Arnold Chiari malformation, lissencephaly, microcephaly and macrocephaly.
Degeneration of the brain – Cerebral atrophy and Periventricular Leukomalacia for example.
Conditions caused in utero such as Foetal alcohol syndrome or as the result of some sort of toxin.

EllenJanesthickerknickers Thu 11-Apr-13 21:53:05

Thanks, Amberleaf. thanks

Bryzoan Thu 11-Apr-13 23:49:51

Thank you, that's great

AmberLeaf Fri 12-Apr-13 14:26:25

You're welcome smile and thanks again to JsOtherHalf for posting it in the first place.

beldaran Fri 12-Apr-13 16:27:40

We received this voucher a few years ago and did our wills with a local solicitor. Cerebra were very helpful when they needed clarification as to what it was and we are glad we did it for peace of mind.

AmberLeaf Fri 12-Apr-13 16:45:11

Thanks beldaran.

Now it's just a matter of figuring out what my wishes would be and who to appoint as guardian etc confused

coreny Fri 12-Apr-13 16:53:01

Thanks for the link amber - I keep meaning to sort this out but never seem to get round to it.

AmberLeaf Fri 12-Apr-13 17:10:01

Me too, seeing someone close to me having to deal with the outcome of someone else dying without a will [nightmare] has prompted me to get onto it.

I used to think it didn't matter because I am skint anyway! but it really does matter.

amistillsexy Fri 12-Apr-13 21:27:08

This is a great link, thanks, Amberleaf thanks

Does anyone know how much it might cost to have a willl drawn up?

AmberLeaf Fri 12-Apr-13 21:32:09

From what Ive seen very recently while researching it, £350 will more than over it.

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