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Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after an eligible child who:  Is under 16 Has difficulties walking, and or, Needs more looking after than a child of the same age. The DLA rate is between £21.80 and…

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)

What are they? Disabled facilities grants can help people live more comfortable and continue to live in their own home. What are they for? Disabled facilities grants can be for a wide range of adaptations to your home such as: Improving access to the property…

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) Adaptations in Hampshire

A Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is available to anyone in the UK who is confirmed by a medical professional as having a permanent and substantial disability. In Hampshire a child or young person will need to be assessed by a Hampshire Children's Services Occupational Therapist (OT)…

Disabled Living Allowance (DLA) Appeals

Anyone wishing to appeal to Tribunal, for example after a refusal of Disabled Living Allowance (DLA) or an award that may be too low, must take it back to the DWP for Mandatory Reconsideration first. The intention is that at least some appeals could be…

Disabled Students Allowances (DSA)

  Disabled Students' Allowances are extra money for higher education students who are studying at university or college. DSAs are not intended to pay for disability-related costs that you would have whether you were a student or not, such as personal care support. You can…

Disagreement, Resolution and Mediation

When disagreements arise in connection with special educational needs the County Council aims to do all it can to resolve any differences without the need to resort to formal process. However, from time to time, it may be necessary to call upon the services of…

Discounts on Trains for Service Users.

If you buy a Disabled Persons Railcard you can save 34% of the cost of your journey and the discount is also given to one accompanying adult. The railcard can be used any time without restrictions. To be eligible for the card you have to…

Do I need to stretch before exercising?

From weekend warriors to elite athletes, stretching before exercise is a common practice but how much of it do you really need? What's the point of stretching? Stretching for sport and exercise improves flexibility, which increases the ability of a joint to move through its…

Does your child have a serious illness?

It can be difficult to tell when a baby or toddler is seriously ill, but the main thing is to trust your instincts. You know better than anyone else what your child is usually like, so you'll know when something is seriously wrong. Signs of…
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