Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.
financial support for disabled people
My sister who suffers from serious COPD and who has been rushed into hospital at east six times in the past 12 months was talking to me about how clueless she is about the help that is available for her. She has searched online to see what is available for her to make life a lot easier and said that she has struggled to find the information and that got me thinking. It is hard to find out everything that is available, and i am not just talking about claiming PIP.
She lives in a council house so that is taken care of and she receives a mobility car because she is on enhanced for both. She wont claim council tax rebate because she says it is complicated, and i have to admit, the process is very confusing as even I have given up.
But what she was talking about what all the benefits that she could receive and help outside of benefits like cold weather payment, help with electric bills and gas bills, and other help out there that we don't think of. She currently sleeps in her lounge as she has trouble climbing the stairs. SHe has a downstairs toilet but when she needs a bath she gets carried upstairs. The council have been really good, they are looking at either putting in a stair lift or some sort of lift that goes from her lounge to her bedroom.
So, what I am getting at, what other help is out there, no matter how silly it may seem. It would be good for those people like my sister in law who are finding it hard to see what help is out there to go on a page like this and see everything that is available and how to apply. That includes things like a rail card and other things
- 49.2K All Categories
- 9.8K Start here and say hello!
- 4K Coffee lounge
- 3.9K Disability rights and campaigning
- 1.4K Research and opportunities to get involved in
- 135 Community updates
- 11.5K Talk about your situation
- 1.7K Children, parents, and families
- 656 Work and employment
- 525 Education
- 964 Housing, transport, and independent living
- 924 Aids, adaptations, and equipment
- 244 Dating, sex, and relationships
- 248 Exercise and accessible facilities
- 19.4K Talk about money
- 1.8K Benefits and financial support
- 4.2K Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- 11.4K PIP, DLA, and AA
- 2K Universal Credit (UC)
- 3.6K Talk about your impairment
- 1.2K Cerebral palsy
- 585 Chronic pain and pain management
- 648 Rare, invisible, and undiagnosed conditions
- 702 Autism and neurodiversity
- 840 Mental health and wellbeing
- 287 Sensory impairments
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.
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.