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.
8 Records in Benefits and other support filtered by Client group "older people".
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.
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.
18 Avonmore Road, London, W14 8RR
Telephone: Freephone line on 0800 319 6789 - Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Weekends and bank holidays 9am to 5pm
Description: Older people’s charity, Independent Age provides free information and advice for older people and their families on care and support, money and benefits and health and mobility, along with friendship services to relieve loneliness.
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.
Wandsworth Asian Women's Association
Mantle Court, Mapleton Road, London, SW18 4AU
Telephone: 020 8875 9465
Description: Wandsworth Asian Women's Association offers a drop-in service every Tuesday and Wednesday for elderly Asian women who want to meet up with others.
War Veterans Card
Telephone: 0343 222 1234
Description: Transport for London (TfL) offers a war Veterans oyster card that allows free travel on public transport in London, including most national rail services.
Winter fuel payments
Telephone: 03459 15 15 15, or textphone: 0345 606 0285
Description: The Winter Fuel Payment is a tax free payment to help older people keep warm during winter.