THE ITALIAN MEDICAL CHARITY IS HERE TO HELP YOU

The Italian Medical Charity was formed to give financial help to Italians and those of Italian descent with medical problems and those caring for them.

The charity understands that there are many occasions where the National Health Service cannot provide the aid you require. The Charity cannot provide any medical service for you but can help in aiding in the financial burden that occurs. There are Government Benefits available for most, however, where these fail the IMC may be able to lessen the shortfall.

The current trustees are:

Chairman: don Lorenzo Giovene di Girasole
Console Generale d’ Italia, Dott. Massimiliano Mazzanti
The Viscountess Hambleden
Marchesa Olga Polizzi di Sorrentino
Comm. Simone Lavarini
Miss. Anna Giacon
Mr. Peter Capella
Dr. Gino Amato
Mr. Luigi Lavarini

All the trustees provide their various skills voluntarily.

WHAT THE CHARITY DOES*

  1. Aid you to acquire some services or treatments not provided by the NHS or other government agencies.
  2. Provide funds to aid a period of respite to long term carers.
  3. Gives help for a disabled person to retain their independence.
  4. Provides a grant to help you purchase specialist furniture.

WHAT THE CHARITY DOES NOT

  1. Provide funds for private healthcare so that you can jump an NHS queue.
  2. Provide any funds to anyone currently suffering substance abuse.

*This list is an example of where we can help; it is not exhaustive as everyone has differing problems and requirements for a different solution. We look to aid you in your solution in providing partial financial grant. Each case will be considered separately upon its own merits. The trustees may need to contact your GP and/or other official bodies who have supported your application; we will require your consent to do this.