Social Care

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What is social care?

Some disabled children and their parents will need practical support both inside the home and outside it. Local authorities have a legal responsibility to help families with disabled children.
Social care is a term that generally describes all forms of personal care and other practical assistance for children, young people and adults who need extra support.

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There is a wide range of disability-related financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions.

Some benefits you might get are:

Universal Credit
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Attendance Allowance
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Depending on your circumstances, you might also be able to get:

Industrial Injuries Benefit if you’re disabled as a result of work
Constant Attendance Allowance if you need daily care and attention because of a disability
the disability element of Working Tax Credit, if you work and are getting PIP or DLA

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