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Dimensions

Dimensions supports people with learning disabilities and autism to live the life they want.  It is a specialist not-for-profit provider.  Services include: individualised support packages for people living in their own homes; support for people living in shared…

Direct Payments

Direct payments are available to people who have been assessed by social services as needing help, and who would like to arrange and pay for their own care and support services instead of receiving them direct from the Council.  Direct payments are a way of assisting…

Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS)

The Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS) offers an independent information service on disability and social care. This includes benefits, advocacy and support. The service provides information to people with disabilities and the relatives and friends who care for them.DASCAS helps…

Disability Benefits Centre

This page on the gov.uk website details the contact details of the helplines for claimants of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and Attendance Allowance (AA). I you need to get advice or information about a claim you’ve already made for Disability Living Allowance,…

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…

Discretionary Care Grant

The Discretionary Care Grant (replacing the Community Care Grant) is money to help with a family's need for community care. It is given to help a family under exceptional stress or to help them look after someone who is ill…