Our Welfare benefits officer can advise what benefits you are entitled to and how to apply.
Contact us by calling: 01952 380604
Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you start working, stay in work or move into self-employment or start a business.
The Telford & Wrekin website now has a simple to use online calculator to estimate how much Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit you may be entitled to.
View more information and calculate your entitlement
DLA for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child.
As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) If you have a disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition, specific learning difficulty (like dyslexia)
From April 2017 the Disability Access Fund (DAF) is a new funding for early years providers to support children with disabilities or special educational needs.It aids access to early years places by supporting providers in making reasonable adjustments to their settings
There are three education trusts in Shropshire (all references to Shropshire include Telford and Wrekin).
The trusts are there to help students who either live or study in Shropshire. Also, the trusts may consider applications from schools and further education institutions that might submit applications for projects that fulfil the aims of the trusts.
This guide has been prepared for parents of disabled children who want to know what financial help may be available for them and what arrangements they may need to put in place to manage their children’s finances from birth and as they get older.
PIP helps towards some of the extra costs arising from a long term ill-health condition or disability and is based on how a person’s condition affects them, not the condition they have. It is not means-tested or subject to tax and it is payable to people who are both in and out of work.
Carer’s Allowance is £61.35 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
must be 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for them.
View how to claim
The Blue Badge scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people
with severe walking difficulties who travel either as drivers or passengers.
Blue Badge Parking Permit
If you are on a low income, whether you are working or not, and need financial help to pay all or part of your rent, you may be able to get Housing Benefit.
The Telford and Wrekin Concessionary Travel Scheme offers a number of different travel
opportunities for residents who are age eligible, or people with
disabilities who qualify under certain criteria.
View more information
The CEA card enables the cardholder to obtain one complimentary ticket for a person to provide assistance required as a result of the cardholders disability.
Visit the CEA website for more information