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Financial Support Payments & Services

Financial Support Payments & Services

 

Here you can find information on Financial Support Services you may be entitled to.

 

Carers Allowance

If you care for your disabled child and young person for at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits, you may be eligible to make an application for Carers Allowance.  You do not have to be related to, or live with the person you care for.  Please do note that you do not get paid extra for caring for more than one person. 

For more information on how to apply please click on the below link:

 

 

Disabled Facilities Grant

If you’re disabled and need to make changes to your home, you may be entitled to get a grant from the Council. This for example is to:

  • widen any doors and install access ramps
  • improve access to rooms and facilities – e.g. stair lifts or a downstairs bathroom
  • provide a heating system suitable for your needs
  • adapt heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use

For more information on how to apply please click on the below link: 

 

 

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance is for children under the age of 16 with neurological or neurodevelopmental conditions. The conditions include Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s syndrome, Epilepsy, Learning Difficulties, Global Developmental Delay and acquired brain injuries. 

For more information on how to apply please click on the below link: 

 

 

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)

If you are a higher education student living in England, you are able to make an application for a Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability, including one of the following:

  • Long Term Health Condition
  • Mental Health Condition
  • Specific Learning Difficulty, e.g. dyslexia

It’s important to check that you meet the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA).  The support you could get does depend on your own individual need. This does not get judged on your income.  

For more information on how to apply please click on the below link: 

 

 

Family Fund

Family Fund is a nationwide charity who helps families across the UK who are raising disabled or seriously ill child/ren or young person aged 17 or under. Grants can be applied for a range of different things such as washing machines, furniture, sensory toys and clothing. You can find additional information on their website such as the eligibility criteria.

To find out more information, you can contact them on: 

Telephone - 01904 550055

 

 

Havering Council's Welfare Rights Unit

Havering Welfare Rights Unit provides benefit advice and assistance to Havering residents.

For further information, you can contact them on:

Telephone - 01708 434444

 

 

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

A Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term ill-health or disability and are aged 16+. The amount you could receive does depend on how your condition affects you, not on the condition itself. 

For more information on how to apply please click on the below link: 

Website - www.gov.uk/pip