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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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.
Money, tax and benefits - GOV.UK
Description: The government website offers information on benefits, tax credits, taxes, pensions and other money-related topics.
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.
NHS Low Income Scheme
Telephone: 0300 330 1343 (Low Income Scheme helpline)
Description: If you have a low income, you may be able to get help with NHS costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS).
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.
Road Tax exemption
Description: You don't have to pay vehicle tax on some types of vehicle, such as a vehicle used by a disabled person.
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.
Shelter - The housing and homelessness charity
88 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HU
Telephone: 0808 800 4444 (Advice line)
Description: Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.
South London HIV Partnership
Telephone: 020 7160 0949
Description: The South London HIV Partnership is a group of services working together to complement the work of clinic staff and other HIV services, so you can get the best information, advice and support when you need it.