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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.


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Benefits A to Z

Information on government benefit



Carers Allowance, Information on government benefits available to carers

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

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

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.

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.

Tel: 0344 243 8430



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

Telephone: 0345 850 3322