Benefits and other support
Benefits and other support
There are many different types of benefit. If you have a disability or a long-term health condition, or if you're a carer, there are specific benefits that you might be able to get to help. There have been some big changes to benefits recently, and some that are still happening, such as the introduction of Universal Credit.
Find out more online on the GOV.UK website or by visiting an advice website like Adviceguide from the Citizens Advice Bureau. If you need some help, the Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS) is a good place to start. There are other types of support you might be able to get if you need it, like budgeting loans or community care grants.
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Adviceguide (Online help from CAB)
Telephone: 03454 04 05 06 / 03444 111 444 / 020 7042 0333 - Wandsworth residents telephone advice line
Description: The Adviceguide website offers 24 hour access to information and guidance from Citizens Advice Bureau.
Advising London - Wandsworth Hub
6-8 Westmoreland Road, SE17 2AX
Telephone: 020 3752 5520
Description: Advising London is a charity that educates, advises and supports people on various problems relating to debt and money issues, welfare benefits, housing, employment, immigration and consumer issues.
Aid for the Aged in Distress (AFTAID)
AFTAID, 9 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4PE
Telephone: 0870 803 1950
Description: This registered charity provides emergency grants to help elderly people in need or distress.
Telephone: 0345 605 6055
Description: Attendance Allowance is a tax-free benefit for people aged 65 or over who need someone to help look after them because they are physically or mentally disabled.
Body & Soul
Body & Soul, 99 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RE
Telephone: 020 7923 6880
Description: Body & Soul is a national registered charity that provides services for adults, children, teenagers and families affected by HIV.
PO BOX 8, Manchester, M30 9NY
Telephone: 0161 707 1107 ( Helpline)
Description: CareAware is a charity that offers independent public information, advisory and advocacy services which specialises in elderly care funding advice in the UK.
Carer's Allowance Unit, Mail Handling Site A, Wolverhampton, , WV98 2AB
Telephone: 0345 608 4321, or textphone/minicom for deaf people on 0345 604 5312
Description: Carer's Allowance is a taxable benefit to help people that look after someone with care and support needs.
Charity Search, 25 Portview Road, Avonmouth Bristol, BS11 9LD
Telephone: 0117 982 4060
Description: Charity Search provides a free service that helps older people in financial need find the support that may be available to them from a variety of charitable sources.
Cold Weather Payments
Description: Cold Weather Payments are intended to help towards extra heating costs during very cold weather.
Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (CARAS)
25 Blakenham Road, Tooting, London , SW17 8NE
Telephone: 020 8767 5378
Description: Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (CARAS) is a community outreach charity that offers support and advice to people of refugee background to enable them to overcome barriers that prevent access to rights, entitlements, opportunities and a good quality of life.