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NAS Merton Group

A group of the National Autistic Society

Benefits and Funding

PLEASE NOTE: Organisations listed are not endorsed or recommended by the NAS Merton Branch or the NAS. You should always ensure that any service, activity or therapy that you are considering for yourself or your child / young person is appropriate to their needs and that the provider is a fit to deliver such services.

 

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Benefits A to Z

Information on government benefit

https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits

 

 

Carers Allowance, Information on government benefits available to carers      https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance

Telephone: 0345 608 4321

 

 

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who is under 16 and has difficulties walking or needs more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability

https://www.gov.uk/disability-living-allowance-children

Telephone: 0345 712 3456

 

 

Disabled facilities grants (DFGs) can be requested to help meet the cost of providing facilities and adaptations enabling people with disabilities to access their home and the facilities within it. DFGs are available to private tenants and people who own their own home

http://www.merton.gov.uk/health-social-care/adult-socialcare/disabled/disabledfacilitiesgrant.htm

Telephone: 020 8545 4428 / 4477  

 

 

Family Fund provides grants for families on lower incomes who are raising disabled or seriously ill children up to the age of 17 for a wide range of items, such as washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets, furniture, outdoor play equipment, clothing and computers.

https://www.familyfund.org.uk/

Tel: 01904 550055

 

 

Merton Borough CAB Service is a registered charity that provides information and advice on issues such as housing, welfare benefits, employment, debt and relationship breakdown. Free, confidential, independent and impartial service.

http://www.caml.org.uk

Tel: 0344 243 8430

 

 

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) may help with the extra costs of looking after a disabled adult.

https://www.gov.uk/pip/overview

Telephone: 0345 850 3322

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carers Allowance Benefits A to Z DLA Disabled facilities grant Family Fund CAB PIP