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If you are a TBF beneficiary, you may feel you need a period of recovery following a serious illness, major operation, or significant trauma. TBF may be able to provide funding to assist you with a convalescent or recuperative break.
What is Convalescence?
Convalescence aims to help you make an earlier recovery than would otherwise be the case. Usually this means recovery from a serious illness or major operation, but it can also help after a traumatic event, such as the death of your partner or dependant child, a life-threatening diagnosis, a serious accident, an assault or witnessing a serious injury.
While we are naturally sympathetic if you are affected by long-term continuing illness, convalescence does not normally lead to a sustained improvement in health and therefore we cannot generally provide it in such cases. Please note that we are also unable to provide convalescence where a holiday would be more appropriate.
a) Convalescence following illness
b) Convalescence for other reasons
What is Recuperation?
Recuperation provides a break if you are not eligible for convalescence but are suffering from:
Recuperation is granted for up to one week.
Other things to be aware of:
How does it work?
Once an application has been submitted and funding officially approved, you may book a suitable break (UK or abroad). We need to ensure that the break would be appropriate, so detailed booking documents (meeting TBF requirements) accompanied by proof of full payment must be submitted before the agreed funding can be released.
Please note that the funding is not guaranteed, is based purely on your application, and is not confirmed until you receive an official funding agreement letter. TBF advise that you do not make or pay for any bookings before receiving confirmation if you are reliant on the funding to convalesce.
The funding is granted per person, per night up to the agreed duration (one, or two weeks maximum).
We will ask the person requiring convalescence or recuperation to complete a Turquoise Form. If they wish to be accompanied, a Lilac Form will need to be completed by the person accompanying the convalescent.
Please ensure your doctor completes your Turquoise form with your medical details. Also please ensure that any Lilac form for an accompanying adult is completed by the accompanying adult and by the accompanying adult’s own GP. We do not need medical statements for those under 18, unless they are applying for convalescence, though we do need the front of the Lilac Form to be completed.
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