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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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.
HM Revenue and Customs
Description: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) provides information about taxes and benefits on their website.
Housing benefit and Council Tax Reduction
Telephone: 020 8871 8081
Description: These benefits are paid to help people on low incomes with rent and council tax payments.
Description: Incapacity Benefit has been replaced by Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
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.
Jobseekers and Jobcentre Plus
Jobcentre Plus, Jessica House, Red Lion Square, London, SW18 4LS
Telephone: 0345 604 3719 (Jobcentre helpline)
Description: Jobcentre Plus in Wandsworth is based in Red Lion Square, off Wandsworth High Street.
Keep warm, keep well
Description: Keep warm, keep well is a national campaign to reduce cold-related illness and deaths during winter.
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.