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Grant for a mattress and other essentials?

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Staceyr90
Staceyr90 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2021 in Benefits and financial support
Hi is there anyone that can point me in the right direction about getting a grant on pip for a new mattess and some other essential 

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  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Community member Posts: 2,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Staceyr90 and a warm welcome to the community. I wasn't aware that there were any 'grants' available through PIP, but I'm not expert on that. I'm going to try to forward your post to our benefits specialists and hope they will get back to you with advice.
    Warmest best wishes,
    Richard
    @JennysDad
  • Lasian_Alumni
    Lasian_Alumni Community member Posts: 656 Pioneering
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    Hi @Staceyr90, welcome to the community!

    I don't believe that you can get a grant through PIP. However, you can use our grant search tool to find one that you might be able to apply for.

    I hope this helps :)
  • littleruthie123
    littleruthie123 Community member Posts: 511 Pioneering
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    If your on esa you can apply for a budgeting loan .
  • himanshu5
    himanshu5 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I think there won't be any grant on Mattresses to my knowledge. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you for this @himanshu5. :)
    Scope

  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Community member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi, are you at risk of pressure sores? If so, then district nurses will assess you and supply a suitable mattress. The other essentials you need, may be available via an OT assessment.

    Assessment, assessments....I know I`ve had several lately and am due some more soon.

    Even if we can afford to buy some specialist bits of kit, it is always best to get advice from an OT/district nurse/physio etc...as they give the best advice. A dealer just wants to see something....personal experience here.
  • bettyboopboop
    bettyboopboop Community member Posts: 1 Listener
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    Hi can I get financial help to buy new bed as my condition causes messy bed 😳 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,158 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2023
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    Hi can I get financial help to buy new bed as my condition causes messy bed 😳 

    You've posted on a thread that's 3 years old. You can try this link https://www.disability-grants.org/grants-for-household-items.html
    You can also try your local Authority who may have some household funding support in their budget but it will depend on what bed you want and the cost.
    If you do get a new one then you may want to look at buying a mattress protector, they only cost a few pounds and keep your bed like new.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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