Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.
Hi, my name is debbiewood!
I am looking for advice regarding my mum who is disabled following a severe stroke nearly 2 years ago. Mum is 80 years old. She does not currently claim for any benefits and i would like advice regarding what benefits to apply for on her behalf. My dad is currently her full-time carer, alongside the formal carers that she has morning and evenings (these are funded as part of her care plan). My Dad struggles to get mum in and out of the car / wheelchair and I believe that they might be eligible for some sort of benefit which will allow them to rent a mobility car; Mum is more or less housebound now as they are not living near any other relatives. I have applied for attendance allowance on her behalf but am unsure as to what other help she may receive. They have a good income from their pensions but not savings or property, etc. They currently live in a park home that they have had adapted to mum's needs; as in a ramp and a wet room but they are not meant to live there permanently and this has put my Dad off applying for any help I think. Any advice would be appreciated.
- 52.9K All Categories
- 10.4K Start here and say hello!
- 4.8K Coffee lounge
- 4K Disability rights and campaigning
- 1.5K Research and opportunities to get involved in
- 149 Community updates
- 12K Talk about your situation
- 1.7K Children, parents, and families
- 756 Work and employment
- 575 Education
- 1.1K Housing, transport, and independent living
- 1K Aids, adaptations, and equipment
- 277 Dating, sex, and relationships
- 263 Exercise and accessible facilities
- 21.2K Talk about money
- 2.1K Benefits and financial support
- 4.4K Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- 12.3K PIP, DLA, and AA
- 2.4K Universal Credit (UC)
- 4K Talk about your impairment
- 1.3K Cerebral palsy
- 674 Chronic pain and pain management
- 700 Rare, invisible, and undiagnosed conditions
- 751 Autism and neurodiversity
- 928 Mental health and wellbeing
- 298 Sensory impairments
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.
Do you need advice on your energy costs?
Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.