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  1. Council Tax

    Council Tax Benefit will no longer exist from 1 April 2013, instead you can apply for Council Tax Reduction. You’ll get money off your Council Tax bill if you qualify for Council Tax Reduction. You can apply for Council Tax Reduction whether you own your…
  2. The Equality Act 2010

    The Equality Act 2010 replaces multiple anti-discrimination laws with a single Act. It simplifies the law, removing inconsistencies and making it easier for people to understand and comply with. It also strengthens the law in important ways to help tackle discrimination and inequality. More information…
  3. Tax Credits

    If you're responsible for at least one child or young person, you may qualify for Child Tax Credit. If you work, but are on a low income, you may qualify for Working Tax Credit. You can often get both types of tax credits. They aren't…
  4. Charitable Funding

    Equipment for children and young people with additional needs is expensive. There are various organisations available that offer funding in specific circumstances. Some (but not all) are means tested, and there are usually restrictions on what can be applied for. Here are a couple of useful…
  5. Carers Allowance

    Carer’s Allowance is £66.15 a week to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for. You need to be aged 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours…
  6. Personal Health Budgets

    Personal Health Budgets are a new initiative to give patients more choice and control. A personal health budget is an amount of money to support the identified healthcare and wellbeing needs of an individual, which is planned and agreed between the individual, or their representative,…
  7. Communication

    Aids to support communication needs There is a range of aids which can support your child’s communication needs, whether caused by a sensory impairment, a physical disability or global developmental delay. Communication aids can be “low tech” such as pictures or symbols or “high tech”…
  8. 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…
  9. Working: Your Rights

    Your legal rights when working and caring As a working parent with a disabled child, you may have a legal right to take time off (Parental Leave) in certain circumstances. You may also be able to request a change in your working week (Flexible Working)…
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