As a carer, you may find this page extremely useful. It seems that unless you know where to look or what questions to ask, you can often be left wondering just what help you can get or what you might be entitled to.
How to support our ageing population
Great Info on Animal Assisted Therapy
Benefits and Grants Available to New Parents
Winter Home Insulation Guide for the Elderly
Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring
What benefits and grants can older adults claim in 2018? - https://www.householdguide.co.uk/benefits-grants-can-older-adults-claim-2018/
Stairlift Info - https://www.stairlifthelper.co.uk/prices/
Disabled Living Newsletter available at https://issuu.com/disabledliving/docs/dl_newsletter_aug_18?e=26748259/63580394
Carers UK Forum - https://www.carersuk.org/forum
A Seniors Guide to Healthy Eating https://niftybenefits.com/seniors-guide-healthy-eating/
The Checklist for Aging in Place
Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know
Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety
Assistive Technology Buying Guide for Seniors and their Caregivers
Peaceful Passing: How to Make a Loved One's Final Days at Home Comfortable
Substance Abuse and Caregiving: When to Ask for Help for Your Own Health and Well-Being
Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Home for Seniors
The Best UK Stairlift Information - http://stairliftguru.co.uk/
Drug awareness for seniors:
Really useful guide on Mattress and Bedding for People with Disabilities at https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/mattress-and-bedding-guide-disabilities/
100 Best Blogs for Disabled People and Carers
If you want to read some truly inspiring personal stories and insightful, practical articles relating to disability and getting older you’re in the right place. We’ve scoured the internet to find the 100 best blogs for disabled people and carers - http://www.stairliftsreviews.co.uk/100-best-disability-blogs/
6 Powerful Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation
It can be difficult for seniors to maintain their social lives as they age, especially if they live alone. This is a great resource for supporting them to stay active socially.
Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety
This is a given - it’s important for our elders to make sure their homes are a safe environment.
16 Chair Exercises for Seniors & How to Get Started
This is great - it’s got exercises for people of all abilities, and even includes helpful videos.
Tips for Disabled Persons to Declutter and Organize their Home https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/declutter-and-organize-your-home-seniors-special-needs
Disabled Living Newsletter. Get it straight to your Email Inbox HERE and sign up for future newsletters HERE
Help guide for ex-forces personnel about charities, grants and assistance - http://job-prices.co.uk/service-personnel-help/
Spastic Cerebral Palsy-Free help, support and information related to spastic cerebral palsy
Benefits and Grants Available for OAPs - If you’re retired and are wondering what government help you’re eligible for, click the link
Benefits Guide - It's a comprehensive guide to benefit entitlements.
It contains information on job seekers allowance, disability benefits, housing benefit and much more.
Incontinence Guide - Incontinence is something that is rarely mentioned outside the urology clinic, but if you are suffer with incontinence issues you are not alone. It is estimated that incontinence effects up to 3 million people across the United Kingdom
Phab Torquay - Phab’s aim is to promote and encourage people of all abilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete inclusion within the wider community. We cater for kids, teens and young adults between the ages of 8 and 20 years old.
Steps Charity - Steps is a toy lending library for children with learning disabilities and we post the toys out nationwide.
Torbay Advice Network - Torbay Advice Network was set up to implement the recommendations of the Advice Strategy (2006) around Quality, Training, Access, Monitoring, Volunteer recruitment, Strategic Voice and the provision of an Advice Centre.
Brixham Citizens Advice Bureau - click the link and see more about our drop-in service.
Stroke Association Torbay - Find out more here
The Department of Health Advice and Information for Carers - click here
It contains information on Government guidance and regulations affecting carers, details of the current carers grant and other relevant information on carers’ policy.
The UK Childrens Charity - 'Dreams Come True' - click here
Support the UK Childrens' charity that provides wishes for terminally ill children
Carers UK - click here
Carers UK is the voice of carers. We improve their lives by providing information, advice, support and by campaigning for change
Action for Blind People - click here
Action for Blind People is a national charity that provides practical support to blind and partially sighted people through work, housing, leisure and support.
Basic - click here
BASIC (Brain And Spinal Injury Charity) is a registered charity for people recovering from traumatic injury and illness, for both patients and their families.
People Unlimited (formerly Charity People) - click here
This website enables you to find charity work or offer recruitment in the voluntary or not for profit (Charity) sector.
Childline. Children In Care - click here
Here you will find information and advice on a whole range of topics
Parking and transport for disabled people - click here
A comprehensive range of information regarding parking and transport issues for disabled people.
Department for Work and Pensions - click here
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for the Governments welfare reform agenda.
Department of Health (DOH). Help with health costs (HC11) - click here
This booklet gives guidance about NHS charging arrangements in England, Scotland and Wales.
Disability.go.uk - click here
The website of the UK government's Disability Policy Division. A resource for advice, legal and policy information relating to disability in the UK.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) - Attendance Allowance - click here
A quick guide to the Attendance Allowance (DS702)
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) - Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for a person aged 16+- click here
A quick guide to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for a person aged 16 or over (DS706)
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Housing Benefit - click here
This page gives you all the information regarding Housing Benefit
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Sick or disabled (SD1) - click here
Guides for sick, injured and disabled people and their carers
Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 - click here
An Act to make provision about the assessment of carer's needs; to provide for services to help carers; to provide for the making of payments to carers and disabled children aged 16 or 17
Job Centre Plus - click here
Help and advice on jobhunting and support
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Incapacity Benefit - click here
All the information you need on Incapacity Benefit
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit - click here
A guide to Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases and deafness)
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Social Fund - click here
A quick guide to the Social Fund
National Council for Voluntary Organisations - click here
The National Council for Voluntary Organisation - the voice of the voluntary sector
The Pensions Service - click here
Impartial UK government information on state and private pensions. Whether you are retired, approaching retirement or planning ahead
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Council Tax Benefit - click here
Council Tax Benefit helps pay towards or covers your council tax bill, whether you rent or own your home or live rent free.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) State Pension for parents and carers - click here
A quick guide to State Pension for parents and carers
Some other links
Ear Candles - a website dedicated to the relaxing use of ear candles
Hypnotherapy Directory - This website is dedicated to Hypnotherapy and enables you to find a Hypnotherapist in your area