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The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 - How does this affect you?

The Carers (Scotland) Act was implemented on 1 April 2018 with the aim to support carers’ health and wellbeing and help make caring more sustainable. The new legislation places responsibility on...


Blue Badge scheme in Wales

The Blue Badge scheme grants special parking badges to people who are registered blind and/or have serious walking difficulties. The badges allow you to park your vehicle close to facilities such as...


Living aids, equipment and adaptations in Northern Ireland

If you have an illness or disability, you may need adaptations to help you live independently in your own home. To apply, contact your local trust for an assessment of your needs, and they will...


Attendance Allowance in Scotland

Attendance Allowance is a non-means tested benefit for people over 65 who have a mental or physical disability. The benefit helps with covering the costs associated with care. How can I apply for...


Blue Badge scheme in Scotland

The Blue Badge scheme grants special parking badges to people who are registered blind and/or have serious walking difficulties. The badges allow you to park your vehicles close to facilities such as...


Preventing loneliness in old age in Northern Ireland

You may find yourself living alone in old age, which can cause loneliness and social isolation. You may become lonely and socially isolated for many reasons, often through retirement, losing friends...


Applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in Northern Ireland

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit replacing the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 to 64 with a long-term illness or disability. Find out more about PIP on the NI...


Attendance Allowance in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Attendance Allowance is a non-means-tested benefit for people over 65 who have a mental or physical disability. The benefit helps with covering the costs associated with care. How can I apply for...


The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act – How does this affect you?

In Wales, The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act came into effect in 2016. It safeguards the wellbeing of people who need care and support and the carers that support them. The Act replaces...


Home aids and adaptations - Other Organisations that can help

  ABF The Soldiers’ Charity ABF The Soldiers’ Charity offer a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when in need. They can provide grants and financial support...