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Home visiting organisations to help fill out benefit forms

BexHux
BexHux Member Posts: 1 Listener
I have serveral disabilities, I am unable to use CAB help as I have major anxiety and physical limitations when outside of my home, I havent left my house to go anywhere without a trusted person since I was a teenager, I am now 50 years old, I was wondering if anyone knows of any organisation that would come to my home to help me with my benefit forms.

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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2019
    Hello @BexHux   Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear the problems you are experiencing.  I am myself have anxiety myself and do know it is important to find support to deal with what you have and are coping with..

    I am one of the team of community champions. We help and advise members who join the community.

    Please may I suggest you could speak to a mental health charity.

    This is the one I used.

    https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk.

    Please may I advise it is always best to consider and be beneficial getting any support, guidance and advice with your mental health.

    Many charities offer coping methods and strategies.

    Education and knowledge with sleep, medications and other health issues related to anxiety.  Wellbeing and additional signposting. Also help and support at assessments or any meetings regarding medical professionals.

    Help with anything benefits or job centres or employment.

    They do take clientele with additional disabilities or conditions as well having mental health .

    I am sorry this is happened to you . Struggled my self but used the above charity to help me on the way to recovery.

    To reassure you and give you confidence and self esteem.

    The only problems are might not be in your area.

    I hope that helps you please if I can help or advise or be supportive please get in touch.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


     


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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,776 Disability Gamechanger
    MIND, local authority welfare rights, some Citizens Advice, law centres - all will come to you.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Put this postcode into this link to see what's local to you. https://advicelocal.uk/

    May i ask what form you need help with?

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,163

    Scope community team

    Hi @BexHux and a warm welcome to the community. :)
    Is there a particular benefit form you're having trouble with? Fortunately there are some organisations that offer home visit services so hopefully you'll be able to find one using the link Poppy provided. 

    If we can be of any help at all, please don't hesitate to ask. 
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  • Joanne_Alumni
    Joanne_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 188 Pioneering
    Hi @BexHux,

    I hope that you have managed find someone to help you at home with the forms.

    If you are still struggling, the DWP do have a home visiting team and I have actually heard some very positive things about them recently. You have to ring them and request a visit.

    If you have any specific questions or would just like to talk through the form with someone, you could ring our Helpline on 0808 800 3333. It is a free call and the advisers would be happy to help.


    Joanne 
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