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.
Council Tax discounts and exemptions
Council Tax Services, PO Box 65962, London , SW18 9HN
Telephone: 020 8871 8081 (24 hour self-service line, with a call-back option)
Description: Some properties can get a discount on the amount of Council Tax they need to pay, and some might be exempt from paying any Council Tax, including some people with disabilities or social care needs.
Telephone: 0800 952 0091
Description: Since 1 April 2013 Crisis Loans have no longer been available from the government's Social Fund, but there is an alternative from the council.
Department for Work and Pensions
Description: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare and pension policy in the UK, including benefits and the state pension.
Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS)
Battersea Library 265 Lavender Hill London, SW11 1JB
Telephone: 020 7978 7306
Description: DASCAS is now part of the Citizens Advice Wandsworth, they provide independent advice to residents living in Wandsworth borough about benefits and services available to people with disabilities, and the relatives and friends who care for them.
EDF Energy Trust
FREEPOST EDF Energy Trust
Telephone: 01733 421060
Description: This Trust provides grants and financial support to current domestic account customers of EDF Energy.
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Telephone: 0345 608 8545
Description: Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers financial support and help if you are ill or disabled and unable to work or need some extra help to work.
The Grandparents' Association, Moot House, The Stow, Harlow, Essex, CM20 3AG
Telephone: 0845 434 9585 (Main helpline), 0844 357 1033 (Welfare benefit advice)
Description: The Grandparents' Association is a national charity which supports all grandparents and their families.
Telephone: 0345 607 6823
Description: The Healthy Start scheme can help you buy basic foods like milk or fruit, if you're pregnant or have a child under 4 years old.