If you have a disability and you’re struggling to deal physically with your disbility or financially, you can find out here how to receive help from the government and charities.
The government not only offers benefits for those who’re disabiled and unable to work/unable to work full hours, they also offer support for those who need help paying for equipment, medication and transport. You can apply for a disabled person’s bus pass by going to the Government website. You can also apply for vital home equipment by calling 0300 999 0004 or going to the Government website to apply online. If you would like to apply for a blue badge you can do so by calling the above number or by going to the website to apply online. Speak to your local council about disabled facilities grants that can allow you to make vital changes to your home such as:
- make doorways wider and install ramps around your home
- improve the access to rooms and facilities in your home – eg stairlifts or a downstairs bathroom
- provide a suitable heating system
- change the heating or lighting controls in you home to make them easier for you to use
You can use online search tools to find grants that will help you provided by charities who specialise in helping those with disabilities like yours. Once you have found a charity that has a grant that would benefit you, you can contact them and often apply for the grant online on their website. You should be able to find a charity online that has a grant that will help you purchase what you need, whether that be extra equipment, home improvements, general financial help or other things that are vital for your health and well-being. When you reach out to a charity, even if they can’t offer you the grant they will often help you find somewhere that can help you purchase what you need.