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Carer's Allowance

You may be entitled to a Carer's Allowance to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You do not need to be related to or live with the person you care for. You can find more information, check your eligibility and apply via…

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit that helps with the extra costs you may face if you are disabled. DLA is a tax-free benefit made up of two components (or parts): Care component Mobility component You can claim for DLA for children, whether you…

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)

A disabled facilities grant is available for a range of work that will help a disabled person remain in their home, for those in private or housing association properties. You can find more information on the Disabled facilities grant section of Croydon Council’s website (external link).  …

Disabled Student's Allowance (DSA)

Young people studying or intending to study in higher education can apply for a Disabled Student's Allowance, to cover some of the extra costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or other disability. You can get the allowances on top…

Employment Support Allowance (ESA)

Employment Support Allowance is for young people who are ill or are disabled. It offers you financial support if you are unable to work, or personalised help so that you can work if you are able to. It is provided by the Department for Work…

Other benefits and information

There may be other benefits or grants that you can apply for. You can find more information, check your eligibility and claim for Benefits via Gov.uk (external link). There are also several organisations in and around Croydon that offer advice on benefits and managing your…

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payments will be replacing the Disability Living Allowance and is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions. It can help you with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you're aged 16 to 64. The amount…

Getting the right benefits

You can find more information on benefits or grants you may be able to claim within the Money and benefits section of the Local Offer directory, or via Gov.uk by clicking the following external links: Access to work Disablity Living Allowance - Adults Disability Living…

Managing your health

Looking after your health is important. The best place to get advice is from your GP (doctor) or a trusted health professional. Most health services are universal, which means they are available to everyone and you do not need an assessment or referral to use…

Advocacy

Advocacy is about supporting children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities to make sure that their rights are respected, and their views and wishes are always heard. The aim of advocacy is to make sure young people are protected and their rights…

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