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Disability Employment Advisers

Disability Employment Advisers (DEA) are available at every Job Centre Plus and can help you look for a job or learn new skills. They can offer advice and tell you about disability friendly employers in your area.There are many ways you can get…

Disability Grants Website

A grant is a financial donation or contribution. Unlike loans they do not have to be repaid. Many UK charities or trusts provide grants for the disabled, each with their own criteria for providing funds. This website is for families of disabled children,…

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

This is a tax-free benefit for children under 16 and young people over 16 with a physical and/or learning disability who need help with personal care or walking.   Personal Independence Payment or PIP replaced DLA from 8th April 2013 for people aged 16…

Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK is working to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens. They seek to strengthen the voice of disabled people to make rights real, as an effective national organisation led by people…

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)

People with a disability or specific learning difficulty who are studying in higher education, may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). These allowances can be used to pay for extra costs or expenses incurred by disabled people in addition to normal living expenses while studying. Higher education students…

Down's Syndrome Association

The Down's Syndrome Association ia an organisation which aims to create the conditions that all people with Down's Syndrome need to live full and rewarding lives. This is the only national organisation focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down's Syndrome. The Association's…

Entitledto

This is an anonymous and free benefits calculation tool which may be able to help you  calculate your benefits. Any one can use this service to ensure they are claiming all the correct benefits. The user friendly calculator can:         gather your income, expenditure and benefit info in one…

Extra child tax credits for disabled children

Families with a disabled child or young person, who gets either disability living allowance (DLA), or personal independence payment (PIP) can claim additional child tax credits (CTCs).   A higher rate of CTC increases your income.  You can claim tax credits by calling the Tax Credit Helpline…

The Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 89,101 grants and services worth over £33 million to families across the UK. We believe that all…

Free Early Education Places for Two-Year-Olds with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities

Some two year old children with special educational needs and / disabilities (SEND) are entitled to up to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks of the year from the term after their second birthday.  This normally runs until the child starts in…