Steve Morgan Foundation

Grants for people with disability or disadvantage living in the Merseyside, Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales.  The Steve Morgan Foundation aims to support as many families as possible with a variety of grants as well as funding for accessible mini buses called Smily Bus.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is committed to improving the lives of those living in poverty, particularly children and people with disabilities via social change.

Working Tax Credit

Working Tax Credit If you’re claiming disability benefits for yourself or your child, you may qualify for extra tax credits.

Vehicle Excise Duty

You may be entitled to a free tax disc if you have a disabled child. To be eligible, you must get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance.

VAT Relief

You don’t have to pay VAT on certain goods and services that you buy

If they are to be used exclusively by someone who is disabled – a wheelchair or adapted computer hardware, for example. Certain building work can also be free of VAT.

UK Power Networks

They keep details of their most vulnerable customers on a Priority Services/Special Needs Register. Although this won’t necessarily mean they can restore your power more quickly, they can offer you additional help and support if you do experience a power cut.

The Regulated Social Fund

This fund is to help you pay for specific extra expenses arising from maternity, a funeral, periods of cold weather and winter fuel payments. (You will need to be in receipt of a qualifying benefit)

Sense

Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are Deafblind. They were established from a family support group in 1955 by parents whose children were born with rubella, and the experience, skills and views of families remain central to their work. You can see how they have developed over almost 60 years on their website. Sense offers high-quality, flexible services across the UK, using skilled staff and a dedicated network of volunteers. They work with a wide range of Deafblind and multi-sensory impaired people, as well as those who have a single-sensory impairment with additional needs. They work with children, young people, adults and older people with a progressive sight and hearing loss, offering a range of housing, educational and leisure opportunities. They also offer support to all Deafblind people in both the congenital and acquired Deafblind communities, not just those who receive direct support and services from them.

Rightsnet

Provides access to the most up-to-date welfare rights and social welfare law information on the web.

NHS Personal and Household Finance

This site contains information on the help you can get if you have a low income. Help includes cold weather payments, which can be paid to you or the person you care for. Payments for your gas, electricity or water bills can be made directly from some means-tested benefits through schemes called Fuel Direct and Water Direct.