Funding & Costs

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Funding for our 0-4 years services

Services for our 0-4 years PIPs Service are not eligible for statutory funding. All of our services are heavily subsidised by charitable fundraising activity. Families are asked to pay towards the services they access. We will never turn a family away because they are unable to pay. Higher needs funding may be available which will offer a small contribution for children with higher needs who are under the age of 5.

We offer advice on the application process for Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) , which should be made as soon as possible (dependent on your circumstances) to make sure they are in place by the time your child reaches school age. For children who are in our nursery services, aged three to five, who’s EHCP is in process we make a charge of £65 per half day session. This is heavily subsidised at by Pace.

Sessional services

There are a number of charities that support our PIPs Service and that will help to fund our work with individual children. We will happily help families to access those funds where appropriate. Our Director of Fundraising is happy to meet with you to discuss the best ways in which we can support you to fund your child’s place at Pace.

Fees will be invoiced on confirmation of the services offered:

  • Assessment: Free
  • Assessment with report: £150
  • Therapy block of 6 one hour sessions: £250
  • Additional therapy sessions: £49
  • Baby massage in groups of up to 5 (block of 5 sessions): £35
  • Aquatic sessions (30 minutes): £25
  • Feeding therapy (blocks of 12 sessions): £480
  • Use of residential flat to access intensive blocks of session: £40 per night plus your sessional fee
  • Parent support coffee mornings (to cover refreshments): £2

If you live more than an easy drive from Aylesbury, we would be happy to propose an intensive block of sessions over the course of a week. You can either stay in our residential flat or we can suggest some other options for you to stay locally.
Charges on application for additional services including:

  • Home visits
  • Sleep clinic

Funding FAQ

+ - How will I know what I need to pay?

An invoice will be raised once your booking has been confirmed and will be posted to the address provided by you.

+ - How do I pay for the sessions?

Cheques and bank transfers are both accepted as payments. Please do not bring cash to give to the therapists.

+ - How long do I have to pay the invoice?

Our payment terms are 14 days from the date of the invoice. Please contact Ann Tomkins to discuss your payment if you can not meet the invoice terms.

+ - How do I book more sessions?

Our specialists will work with you and advise you on what sessions and services are best for your child. You can book more sessions with the PIPs Service team when necessary.

+ - What happens if I miss a session?

If you cannot attend a session and you let us know, then a new appointment will be given. If you fail to attend without contacting us, we will be unable to carry your session forward.

+ - How much does Pace raise each year?

Pace needs to raise £1.4 million a year to subsidise all the services provided to children aged 0-14.

+ - What is the cost for Pace to run a PIPs session?

Each hour session costs £109 to run. Pace covers £59 of the costs of individual sessions.

For blocks of 6 sessions, the cost is £651. Pace covers £398 of these costs through our charitable fundraising.

+ - Can I fundraise to pay for my sessions?

Yes. The best way to raise funds for your sessions is through grants from organisations that aim to help individual children access the support they need. Our trust and philanthropy manager will support you with applications for funds as required.

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