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.
11 Records in Benefits and other support filtered by Key words "charities and voluntary".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7UQ
Telephone: Telephone: 0808 808 0000, Textphone: 0808 808 0121
Description: Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity that provides practical, emotional, medical and financial support for people affected by cancer.
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.
Royal Blind Society
Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) 52-58 Arcola Street London, E8 2DJ
Telephone: 020 3198 0225
Description: The Royal Blind Society assists people who are blind or partially sighted and in need.
South London Refugee Association (SLRA)
South London Refugee Association, The Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3UD
Telephone: 0203 490 3343
Description: This organisation supports refugees, asylum seekers and newly-arrived migrants in South London with various matters, including housing, welfare, access to health and care services and much more.