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.
There is a wide range of disability-related financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions.
Some benefits you might get are:
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
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