Support & Advice

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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

Organisation/Business Website Address: https://www.gov.uk/financial-help-disabled
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Mencap (national)
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
Local groups

There are over 300 independent Network Partners working with us in communities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These independent groups and organisations are connected to the Mencap Network to bring about change for people with a learning disability.

Organisation/Business Website Address: http://www.mencap.org.uk
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The UK’s only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change.

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Find the right support, services and information for your family

At Home: Things that we might need at home, like specialised equipment, personal assistants & babysitting
Health & Wellbeing: Locally available therapies, health centres, dentists and advice around our health
Overnights & Breaks Away: Respite, specialist breaks or holidays.
Fun Stuff: Activities and groups that are fun and suitable for my family and our needs, such as short breaks or accessible clubs and classes.
Daily Life, Childcare: Supermarkets, childcare, shops and hairdressers – every day services that understand our needs.
Education & Learning: Schools, independence and other life skills – how can we learn in our area?
In Adulthood: Employment, work experience, opportunities and independent living for young people with SEND
Advice, Support, Participation & Training: For families who want to need advice, training or support with anything or would like to join their local paent carer forum.
Toys Books And Clothes: Specialist toys, books and clothes for your child
Technology and Apps: Software, technology and apps that can support your family

Organisation/Business Website Address: https://www.sendirect.org.uk/
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Law centres offer legal advice, casework and representation to individuals and groups. They specialise in social welfare law, including welfare rights, disability rights, immigration and asylum, housing and homelessness, employment rights, community care, discrimination and debt.

Law Centres are independent and operate on a not-for-profit basis. They are also accountable to their communities, with local people acting on their management committees.

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The LawWorks Clinics Network provides free initial advice on various areas of social welfare law including employment law, housing matters, consumer disputes, debt and welfare rights. The clinics are for people who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay for a lawyer.

Organisation/Business Website Address: https://www.lawworks.org.uk/legal-advice-individuals
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Autismlinks.co.uk is dedicated to making helpful and sometimes vital links, it covers who to talk to, where to go and contains lots of helpful advice all in one place.

Organisation/Business Website Address: https://www.autismlinks.co.uk/