Seven Families is a charity led campaign to provide a tax-free income for one year to seven people who have lost their income because of a serious or long-term illness or disability.
We aim to highlight the need for people to plan financially in case they become too ill to earn an income and the charity Disability Rights UK are working with seven families where the main breadwinner has been forced out of work by an accident or illness and not received any related insurance pay out.
The campaign has three aims: To raise public awareness of the financial impact of long term illness or disability; to help seven real families who are facing financial meltdown; and to demonstrate the value of independent living support, rehabilitation and counselling, through trying to help get people back to work.
Ageas Protect, Aviva, British Friendly, Canada Life, Cardif Pinnacle, Ellipse Exeter Friendly, Fineos, Friends Life, Hannover Re UK Life, Legal & General, LV=, Royal London Pacific Life Re, PruProtect (VitalityLife), RGA, Scor, Scottish Widows, Unum, Zurich.
List of companies and organisations supporting the campaign:
ABI, Adviser Home, BankHouse Communications, Best Doctors, Best Insurance, CBT Services, CI Expert, Cover magazine, Countrywide, Direct Life & Pensions Drewberry Insurance, Health Claims Bureau, Highclere Financial Services, Innovate HMG, LifeQuote, LifeSearch, LightBlue UK, London & Country, Money Advice Service, MoneySupermarket, Mortgage Introducer, Mortgage Support Network, Munich Re, Neurokinex, Panacea Adviser, Pink Home Loans, Plan Money, Protection Review, Protect Me, PTFS Punter Southall Health and Protection Holdings, Red Arc, Retirement Review, Royal Bank of Scotland, Roxburgh Financial Management, SJP, SPF Private Clients, Swiss Re, The Independent (personal support from the personal finance editor Simon Read), The Mail on Sunday (personal support from the personal finance editor Jeff Prestridge), Turning Point.
Members of the Action Group (who manage the project):
Carr Consulting & Communications, HTF Media, IPTF, Le Beau Visage, LegaCare, Master Adviser, Relative.
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