Carers Association
 

Useful Links 

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. 

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/

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/

Transportation Resources for Older Adults
http://www.eldercare.gov/eldercare.net/public/Resources/ Brochures/docs/Trans_Options_Panels.pdf

Selling a Home with Modifications for Older Adults
https://www.homecity.com/home-modifications-and-selling-your -home

Fall Prevention
https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/

Assistive Technology Buying Guide
https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/assistive-technology-buying -guide.html

Home Organization for Newly Disabled Seniors
http://www.yourstoragefinder.com/home-organization-for-newly -disabled-seniors

Special Needs Seniors: Planning for the Future of this Vulnerable Population
https://www.onereversemortgage.com/blog/2017/03/special- needs-seniors-planning-for-the-future-of-this-vulnerable-population/

Legal Guide for Newly Disabled Seniors
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/legal-guide-for-newly-disab led-and-disabled-seniors

Useful Cerebral Palsy info

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

Torquay Counsellors - list of counsellors in Torquay - click 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 

Safer Communities Torbay - click here 

The Safer Communities Torbay Team was established as a result of the Crime and Disorder Reduction Act 1998 

Some other links

Tumblestones - a website dedicated to the natural healing properties of stones and crystals

Reiki Healing - a website giving a Beginners guide to Reiki - Free

Crystal Healing - a website giving more information on the art of crystal healing

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

 A Message from our Founder

 Mandy Bayliffe

Mandy Bayliffe

"I have come to realise the courage and determination shown by carers and families   every hour of every day.

  I would like to offer all
  disabled people, their carers and families, the holiday, respite, support and advice they  deserve"
 
  Mandy's ambition was to see this in operation
  within her lifetime.
  Regrettably she died on August 28th 1994 before her dreams could be fulfilled.

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