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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Contact a Family
1 Siward Road, Wandsworth, London, SW17 0LA
Telephone: 020 8947 5260
Description: Contact a Family offers support, advice and information to parents and carers of children with any special need or disability as well as professionals working with families.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Telephone: If you were born on or before 8 April 1948 call 0345 605 6055 Next Generation Text (NGT) relay service - if you were born on or before 8 April 1948
Description: Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit to help with the extra costs caused by a disability.
Disability Rights UK
Ground Floor, CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Rd, London, N1 6AH
Telephone: 020 7250 8181 (office)
Description: Disability Rights UK is a national charity, formed through the merger of Disability Alliance, RADAR and the National Centre for Independent Living.
Disabled Students Allowance
Student Finance England, PO Box 210, Darlington, DL1 9HJ
Telephone: 0300 100 0607
Description: Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) offers extra financial help for people who want to study a higher education course.
Description: Incapacity Benefit has been replaced by Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
123 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT
Telephone: 0808 808 1111 (helpline and Mencap direct)
Description: Mencap is a registered charity that offers services to adults and children with learning disabilities.
Motability Operations, City Gate House, 22 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HB
Telephone: 0300 456 4566 (Telephone) or 0300 037 0100 (Minicom/textphone)
Description: Motability is a charity that has overall responsibility for the Motability Scheme, which helps disabled people to lease a new car, powered wheelchair or scooter.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Telephone: 0345 850 3322
Description: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a new benefit that started to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from 8 April 2013 for people aged 16 to 64 with a health condition or disability.