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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 England

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...


Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in Scotland

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax-free benefit for people under the age of 65 who have physical or mental disabilities, and who need help paying for mobility or care costs.You can claim DLA...


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...


The Care Act 2014 – how does this affect you?

The Care Act 2014 was fully implemented in April 2015. It affects people who use social care services, or who may need to use them in the future. The act also covers people who fund their own care...


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...


Scheme of Assistance for home adaptations in Scotland FAQs

The scheme of assistance provides financial and non-financial support for housing repairs and adaptations in Scotland. If you or someone you live with is disabled, you can apply for a grant to help...


Applying for The Scheme of Assistance for adaptations (Scotland)

If you or someone you live with is disabled, you may be eligible for a grant from the council to help with the cost of adapting your home. This grant is available through The Scheme of Assistance...


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...


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...